DVLA warns motorists to check the Certificate of Entitlement

 

23.11.2012 


The DVLA has today warned of the theft of 900 blank Certificate of Entitlement (V750) and 2000 blank driver licence counterparts (D740).

D740 Counterparts

• DVLA have been advised of a theft of 2,000 blank counterpart driving licences.
• The theft took place on 20 November and has been reported to the Police who are investigating the incident.
• The serial numbers of the counterparts are in the range 6560001 to 6562000.
• No personal details have been lost.
• There is a potential that the counterparts could be used fraudulently e.g. to give the impression of a clean driving licence i.e. one free from driving endorsement, penalty points or disqualification or to show a provisional entitlement that they do not hold.
• DVLA are advising customers who are presented with one of these counterparts to contact the Police.

V750 Certificate of Entitlement to a vehicle registration mark 

• DVLA  have also been advised of a theft of 900 blank V750 Certificate of Entitlement
• The theft took place on 20 November and has been reported to the Police who are investigating the incident.
• The serial numbers of the certificates are in the range 5930101 to 5931000.
• No personal details have been lost.
• The V750 Certificate is issued for a registration number which has never been assigned to a vehicle.
• We are advising customers not to purchase a registration number if the serial number of the V750 certificate falls within the following range.  
• Customers should also look out for alterations to the serial number to make the documents appear genuine.
• DVLA are advising customers  who are presented with one of these documents to contact the Police.

Press release detail available here: http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/pressoffice/pressreleases/23112012.aspx

 

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