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Phishing Emails

Watch out for fake emails claiming to be from the DVLA. The DVLA will never ask for bank details over email. The only place to access official information on the DVLA and its services is GOV.UK.

If you receive a suspicious email, you can report it by forwarding it to:

report@phishing.gov.uk



Ticket Fraud

With lockdown easing and events coming back into play, fraudsters are using this as an opportunity to sell fake or non-existent tickets at inflated prices. Be wary when purchasing tickets online. Top tips to remember:

  1. Only use the official promotor/agent or a well-known ticket site.

  2. Always buy tickets with a credit card or PayPal as they offer additional protection.

  3. Be wary of unsolicited emails or texts about tickets – if it’s too good to be true, it probably is!

Action Fraud – www.actionfraud.police.uk


If you have been a victim of fraud or cybercrime, please report it: 0300 123 2040.

Rogue Traders

South Gloucestershire Trading Standards has received an increase in complaints of rogue traders operating in South Gloucestershire, with a large increase in roofing complaints. Always do your research on any trader carrying out work in your home and be wary of fake reviews on review websites. If you are not sure, do not answer the door!


Please report any concerns to Citizens Advice 0808 223 1133.



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