NEW ALERT: Beware of the Driver’s License Verification Scam
Driver's License Verification Scam: How It Works
The Driver's License Verification scam targets victims through a link in their email and asks them to verify their license for an annual verification. Depending on the country you live in, the scammer who contacts you pretends to be part of one of the following: AAA (American Automobile Association in the United States), DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the United Kingdom), CAA (Canada Automobile Association), or Australian Automobile Association.
This scam is intended to trick drivers into providing personal details. Victims are informed that their driver's license needs to be updated this year, as a result of a new change in legislation.
Criminals provide a link which opens a page that resembles the website of the government automotive regulation agency from your state/province. The page features a fill-in form where victims are invited to put all their personal information. Beware!
Driver's License Verification Scam: How To Avoid
Delete the email and go ahead with your day. Do not believe any email that claims to be an official voice of a government source without checking with the real organization. Go on their official website (not the one provided in the email) and see if there is any news related to the content of the email.
If in doubt, send them a message and validate the information you have. Do not give out personal information unless you are absolutely certain that it is a safe source.
Driver's License Verification Scam: How To Report
Warn your family and friends about the Driver's License Annual Verification Scam by sharing it on social media. You can also officially report the email addresses and links/domain names to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below: