1. A booklet has recently been produced about scams, which may interest you. You can see the e-version of the booklet on the Met Police website, by clicking through fraud alert on the website.
Here is the link: http://www.met.police.uk/fraudalert/docs/mps_little_book_big_scams.pdf
2. Watch out for emails claiming to be from the DVLA asking you to verify your driving licence details via an online link – it’s a scam.
The DVLA has not sent any such email, so if you get one delete it immediately. This is a copy of the email that is circulating:
From: DVLA Subject: Update Your License Details
We are currently upgrading our database and all drivers are required to update and verify their driver’s license details. To complete your license verification with us, you are required to fill out the form in the link below.
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 apologise for any inconveniences this might have caused you.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Swansea SA6 7JL
3. You may receive a phone call from an intruder alarm company saying that ‘home intrusion’ is up in your ‘postcode’ area (latest Home Office figures) and that you have been selected for a free Group 1 Security wireless system, one of only 3 to be approved by the police. Covers fire, medical and security monitoring.
Please consider the Police advice that is: ‘never deal with Cold Callers’ and only use companies known or recommended to you. Many cold callers do not offer good value for money.