“Your vehicle is no longer taxed.
“We have generated a new invoice and we suggest you to use a credit card instead of a debit, to avoid any other consequences that might appear in case again won’t be enough funds inside.”
The DVLA warned drivers of the scam through Twitter, urging drivers to be cyber aware at all times.
The DVLA has previously warned any tax refund messages are generated automatically meaning they would never ask anyone to get in touch to claim a refund.
DVLA chief information security officer David Pope said GOV.UK was the only trusted source for information.
He said: “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.
“We want to protect the public and if something seems too good to be true, then it almost certainly is. The only trusted source of DVLA information is GOV.UK.
“It is also important to remember never to share images on social media that contain personal information, such as your driving licence and vehicle documents.”
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