“Don’t fall for it. Make sure you use GOV.UK to find DVLA services and information.”
A spokesperson for the DVLA also previously stated: “The only website to access official information about DVLA and our services is GOV.UK.
“We don’t send emails or texts asking for bank details or vehicle tax refunds.”
The DVLA is frequently hit by scam attempts, and drivers are urged to remain cautious.
In the latter half of 2020, the DVLA said it received approximately 7,000 reports of car owners who had been sent emails, texts and phone calls in which the fraudster was posing as the DVLA.
All of these were scams, according to the driving authority.