Omniquad is issuing a warning about emails that appear to come from the DVLA. The scam email tells recipients that the DVLA is currently updating their database and all drivers are required to update and verify their driving license details within two weeks of receiving the email.
“Drivers that refuse to upgrade his or her details within two weeks of
receiving this verification email will lose his or her driver’s license
and will have to take a fresh driving test. We sincerely apologize for
any inconveniences this might have caused you. Thank you for your
These types of messages convey a sense of urgency that can make you respond immediately without thinking.
There is a clickable link that appears to lead to the DVLA website fake DVLA website, but actually leads to a fraudulent website registered in Kenya.
The scam has been traced back to the Philippines, redirecting via a
Kenyan-registered domain which points to a US based server, in Texas.
The clickable link redirects unsuspecting recipients to a copy of a DVLA
website, where users are requested to give their personal details,
driving license number, name, date of birth, address and credit card
details including CVV. It looks authentic, unless you scrutinize the
domains and the link.
Do not complete this form, it is a scam.
It is important that people are warned to not click on the link and
complete the forms, as this is a very convincing identity theft attempt.
Criminals commit identity theft by stealing your personal information.
This type of theft can result in fraud that is affecting your personal
and financial circumstances. You may for example have problems getting a
loan, a mortgage, credit cards, while the situation is sorted out.
Omniquad has updated the filters of their Mailwall Remote Email
filtering service, so their customers should not receive this phishing
What is Phishing?
Phishing typically happens when criminals send convincing looking but fraudulent emails.
These emails are usually sent to thousands of individuals - in the hope
that some will be tricked into supplying personal information. This may
include user names, email addresses, passwords, bank account, and credit
Phishing attacks will typically encourage victims to enter details on a
fake website - which often seems to come from a legitimate organisation,
such as in this case, the DVLA.
For more information, and to see screen shots of both the scam email and the fake DVLA website, go to Omnquad news:
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