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31/07/2021

Gardaí warn public about driving license renewal scam on Facebook

SCAM WARNING: Public warned over driving license renewal scam on Facebook

Sample Irish driving licence image from Road Safety Authority

Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) would like make the public aware of a scam which has been reported to Gardaí.

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.

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.

This fraudulent page has been reported to Facebook to be removed. Investigations are ongoing.

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