October 12, 2015

Beware of Copycat Websites

A lot of people are being scammed by fake websites which impersonate official government sites and so individuals must be careful not to use them. Though there has been a crackdown it is still possible to be fooled by these websites.

A mother in Essex told of how her 17-year-old was almost scammed by website UK Licence Services. She had applied online for her provisional licence using her own debit card, but at the point of payment she called her mother into the room to tell her she was shocked to be asked to pay £108 where she had only expected £34. Luckily she had not completed the transaction otherwise she would have been scammed. The website apparently stresses that it is in no way affiliated with the DVLA however this is in small print.

There are similar websites which claim to book driving tests and overcharge those that go through their site.

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