May 8, 2014

Drivers Warned Against Putting Licence Images Online

The DVLA is warning motorists that posting images of your driving licence on social media websites can put you at a high risk of identity fraud.

The Agency has been made aware of instances where fraudsters have been using pictures of genuine driving licences that have been posted on social media websites, as part of an advert selling fake driving licences.

By posting pictures of their licences online, motorists are providing the fraudsters with enough personal information to commit identity fraud. This gives fraudsters the opportunity to open bank accounts, obtain loans, credit cards and good in their name and affect their personal finances until the matter is resolved.

The main culprits of this are young, excited drivers that have just received their full driving licences but all motorists must ensure that they do not post any personal details on social media websites to prevent compromising their identity.

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