Gardai and Road Safety Authority warn Waterford drivers about social media licence scam
People in Waterford are being urged not to respond to a Facebook page informing people they can renew their drivers license through a link on the social media site.
An Garda Siochana and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have been made aware of the scam doing the rounds claiming to be from the licensing authority which is asking people to part with €200 so their licence can be renewed.
The gardai have launched an investigation into the scan and have contacted Facebook in an effort to have the fradualent page removed from its service.
A statement released by An Garda Síochána said: “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.ieor www.ndls.ie.
“This fraudulent page has been reported to Facebook to be removed. Investigations are ongoing,” the statement concluded.