The alert concerns a potential scam website claiming to be the Driver & Vehicle Agency’s (DVA) MOT online booking facility.
The unofficial site’s address is nidirect-gov.co.uk, which is very similar to the official government website nidirect.gov.uk.
Number of complaints
DVA (Driver Vehicle Agency) says it has received a number of complaints from people who have paid their fee for booking an MOT test online using the unofficial site. However, they have not received an appointment date.
nidirect say, “When booking an MOT, it is important to be sure you are using the official nidirect website.”
Report any suspicions
nidirect officials have alerted Trading Standards Service to the potential scam and are asking everyone to be vigilant.
The correct link for booking your MOT online can be found on the indirect website – How do I book an MOT/ vehicle test appointment? (motoring section) – Click Here
nidirect say, “If you think you have used this (unofficial) website, you can report it to Trading Standards by contacting their Consumerline service.
Consumerline service website: Click Here
Consumerline service phone: 0300 123 6262
You can find useful information about scams at: Beware of scams (government, citizens and rights section)
How do I book an MOT/ vehicle test appointment? (motoring section) – Click Here
Original Source – nidirect – Click Here