Gardaí urge drivers to be vigilant of NDLS scam

Gardaí urge drivers to be vigilant of NDLS scam
Gardaí are currently investigating an NDLS scam.

In a statement, Gardaí said the bogus social media page is inviting people to contact them via WhatsApp to apply for or renew their driving licence.

"A fraudulent Facebook page purposing to be the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) is inviting people to contact them via WhatsApp to apply for or renew their driving licence. They are then seeking payment of over €200," a Garda spokesperson said.

Fraudulent NDLS Facebook Page.
Fraudulent NDLS Facebook Page.

"This is a scam to part people with their money. The NDLS does not have any official social media pages. 

"The only way to contact the NDLS is through the official RSA social media pages or online through www.rsa.ie or www.ndls.ie," the spokesperson continued.

Gardaí have said that this fraudulent page has been reported to Facebook to be removed and that investigations are ongoing.

The NDLS scam is the latest in a slew of fraudulent social media pages and text scams currently circulating.

Gardaí are currently investigating an NDLS scam.
Gardaí are currently investigating an NDLS scam.

Last Thursday, Gardaí warned the public about a fake email purportedly from Netflix.

In a statement from Gardaí, they said the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau is aware of a fraud where criminals are trying to obtain the personal banking or credit details of citizens under the guise of a request to update personal Netflix accounts with banking or credit card details.

Detective Chief Superintendent Lordan of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau warned members of the public to never reveal their personal banking or credit card details in response to unsolicited emails, text messages, SMS messages or phone calls.

Last week the public were also alerted to a Covid-19 text scam doing the rounds.

The scam message states that the recipient has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 and asks the person to click on a link in the text.

Gardaí have urged the public to delete this message if they receive it and not to click on the link.

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