Alert message sent 30/03/2021 13:37:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary

Dear Kingsway residents,

There has been an increase in reports of scam calls / emails.

Halton Trading Standards wants to warn consumers of a scam DVLA email currently in circulation. This phishing email advises the recipient their vehicle is no longer taxed and requests them to click on a 'pay your tax now' link.  This is an attempt to extract the consumer’s personal information, bank details and passwords.  As per our normal advice we would strongly advise that you do not click on the links within the email and instead contact the sending organisation to verify the content via known telephone or email addresses

Fortunately, the scammers have gotten confused between the two different Government departments, the DVSA and the DVLA, incorrectly using the DVSA logo whilst referring to the DVLA in the text.  The DVSA is responsible for driving tests and MOT's, whilst the DVLA is responsible for collecting vehicle excise duty. 

If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of our specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.

If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline  or 0808 223 1133

Thank you

Rachel Owen
PCSO 22920

Message sent by
Rachel Owen (Police, Community Support Officer, Widnes LPU)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.

© 2021 Cheshire West and Chester. All rights reserved.