June 17 2012.

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has issued a warning to driving licence holders to beware scam emails asking for driving licence details to be verified via an online link.

No such email has been issued by the DVLA and the agency advises recipients to delete it immediately. The bogus email reads as follows:

"From: DVLA
Subject: Update Your License Details
We are currrently upgrading our database and all drivers are required to update and verify there driver's license details.To complete your license verification with us, you are required to fill out the form in the link below.
{Fake link}
Drivers that refuses 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 inconviniences this might have caused you.
Thank you for your co-operation.
(c) Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Swansea SA6 7JL"

The Driving Standards Agency sent this bulletin at 17-06-2012 09:00 AM BST