Facebook users are being advised to be aware of a recent scam which is targeting people for driving licence renewal payments.
The scam is linked with a fake Facebook page purposing to be the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS). However, the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) does not have any official social media.
People who have been contacted by the fake page have then been directed to WhatsApp to apply for or renew their driving licence. The fraudsters are then seeking payment of over €200.
An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) are warning the public that “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.ieor www.ndls.ie.
“This fraudulent page has been reported to Facebook to be removed. Investigations are ongoing.”
Gardaí have also shared images of how the scam plays out: