MOT Scam

v1-nidirect-white-logo2nidirect Government services, the official government website for Northern Ireland citizens, is urging people to be alert to an unofficial MOT booking website.

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.

Contact

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

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