7 tips for motorists to stay safe online

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On Safer Internet Day, DVLA has provided the following tips to help motorists stay safe online.

1) Only use GOV.UK

When looking for information or using our online services, double check that you are using a GOV.UK webpage so that you can be sure that you’re dealing directly with DVLA.

2) Scam emails

We never send emails that ask you to confirm your personal details or payment information. If you get anything like this, do not open any links and delete the email immediately.

3) Beware of misleading websites

Keep an eye out for potentially misleading third party websites. These sites will often offer to help you apply for a driving licence or tax your car but are likely to charge additional fees for services that you could get for free or at a lower cost on GOV.UK.

4) Look out for premium rate numbers

Look out for websites offering to connect you to our contact centre, as they are usually premium rate numbers. Our contact centre numbers will only ever begin with

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