The DVLA has warned drivers of scams that are catching some motorists off-guard so they can take their personal details.

Fraudsters have been trying different and unique ways to try and get personal details and banking details in opportunistic new scams.

Many of these scams come through via text or emails which pretend to be the DVLA and try to get you to pay for either expired tax or claiming that you have been fined.

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Some scams normally have capitalised letters such as ‘ACTION REQUIRED’ or ‘FINAL REQUEST’ along with a link to click.

Phil Morgan, head of fraud policy Investigation at DVLA, said: “These more recent scams may at first seem legitimate, however they are designed to trick motorists into providing their personal details.

“We never ask for bank or credit card details by text message or email, so if you receive something like this, it’s a scam.

“Customers should report suspicious emails to the NCSC immediately. Anyone concerned they may have been a victim of fraud should contact the police through Action Fraud straight away.”

According to Which?, a common scam will often come with a subject line along the lines of: ‘Your latest vehicle tax failed’ with an ID number.

The body of the email will then tell you that your latest vehicle tax failed to be processed because your billing details have change or expired.

The emails look official because it says the DVLA…

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