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DVLA scam email warning

The Driving Standards Agency sent this bulletin at 17-06-2012 09:00 AM BST

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DVLA scam email warning
Watch out for emails claiming to be from the DVLA asking you to verify your driving licence details via an online link – it’s a scam.
The DVLA has not sent any such email, so if you get one delete it immediately.

This is a copy of the email that is circulating:

From: DVLA
Subject: Update Your License Details

We are currrently upgrading our database and all drivers are required to update and verify there driver’s license details.To complete your license verification with us, you are required to fill out the form in the link below.

{Fake link}

Drivers that refuses to upgrade his or her details within two weeks of receiving this verification email will lose his or her driver’s License and will have to take a fresh driving test.

We sincerely apologise for any inconviniences this might have caused you.

Thank you for your co-operation.

(c) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Swansea SA6 7JL





You should still turn up for your test in case it can go ahead. Not all examiners are union members, and those that are might still turn up for work.

If there’s no examiner available for your test

DSA will book a new test appointment for you automatically. You’ll get details of your new appointment within five to ten working days.

You can find details about claiming out-of-pocket expenses at

If you don’t turn up for your test

If you don’t turn up for your test, you won’t be able to claim out of pocket expenses if your test is cancelled. You’ll also need to rebook your own test.

If you want to cancel or change your test

If you want to change or cancel your test, you must do it by Friday 4 May to avoid losing your fee and having to pay again. Visit for more details.

Customer service centre

DSA’s customer service centre for practical tests might also be affected by strike action on Thursday 10 May. You’ll still be able to book, change or cancel your practical test online at