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DVLA Text Scam

GD_02
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Received the following from +44 7956 461931 today:

DVLA: We have recalculated your vehicle tax, you are owed Β£73.79 due to overpayment.  

The message then contains a web link to follow so that the "refund" can be processed.

Number blocked and reported to 7726.

 

According to the DVLA's website "All our tax refunds are generated automatically after a motorist has told us they have sold, scrapped or transferred their vehicle to someone else so we don’t ask for anyone to get in touch with us to claim their refund".

 

Interesting then that I have done neither of the three things the DVLA mentions yet am due a refund!

 

Remain vigilant people!

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TallTrees
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Hey @GD_02
Thanks for the info...lots of that bait about ..have to resist 😁 the temptation....money refunds.


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pgn
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And fake "We tried to deliver this while you were out, please click to have it redelivered..." ones too. πŸ™„

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@GD_02
Oh gosh, we must always be alerts for these terrible scams going around
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TallTrees
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Hi there @pgn 

Thanks for that scam too ~ I will add that one to my list neutral



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@pgn wrote:

And fake "We tried to deliver this while you were out, please click to have it redelivered..." ones too. πŸ™„


That's a new one on me @pgn. Thanks for highlighting it. thumbsup

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That one goes around every Christmas.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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Cleoriff
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@MI5 wrote:
That one goes around every Christmas.

Must be lucky that I've never had one then...

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MI5
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and the phone call I had yesterday telling me that my Amazon account would be suspended unless I paid $39.99 to them to release the fraud bar they had applied πŸ˜‚
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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pgn
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@MI5 wrote:
and the phone call I had yesterday telling me that my Amazon account would be suspended unless I paid $39.99 to them to release the fraud bar they had applied πŸ˜‚

The 2 of those made to our house (me first, the Mrs a few days later) came with the "Your Amazon Prime is about to expire, please renew it now for $75" (yes, dollars!).

Amazon never call, they just slide the charge onto your credit card at renewal... 

(Not sure if that isn't as bad, tbh πŸ€”

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