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DVLA vehicle tax refund scam

Fraudsters send out text messages en-masse targeting random phone numbers in an attempt to coax out people’s data and credit card details. “Your vehicle tax is recalculated” or “You have an outstanding vehicle tax refund due to overpayment” or similar are the typical text messages that scammers impersonating the DVLA are currently sending out en-masse to random numbers. A fake notification always provides you with a link to submit you alleged “refund request”. The links are different (as soon as some are taken down, new ones emerge with new URLs), but they always bring you to a phishing page. Once there, you are prompted to log in with your real GOV. UK credentials and submit your personal information and your credit card details, supposedly to get a refund transferred to you. If you do so, your data goes to the crooks.

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