The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has yesterday 23 September 2015 become aware of fraudulent mobile phone text messages, purporting to come from the RSA’s National Driver Licence Service (NDLS), containing a link to a website seeking personal identity and banking details.
These text messages did not issue from the NDLS.
The NDLS never send unsolicited text messages asking for personal information.
The NDLS only sends a no-reply text message to customers confirming an appointment time at an NDLS centre.
Anyone who receives an unsolicited text message purporting to be from the NDLS seeking personal information and suspects it to be fraudulent or a scam should simply delete it.
Anyone who provided personal information in response to these fraudulent text messages should contact their bank or credit card company immediately.
The RSA has advised both the Gardai and the Competition & Consumer Protection Commission of this fraudulent activity.
For further information please contact:
- RSA Communications Department 096-25008
- Brian Farrell, Communications Manager 086-3881009
Screengrabs of the fraudulent text message can be seen on: http://www.rsa.ie/en/Utility/News/2015/Road-Safety-Authority-Issues-Warning-over-NDLS-Text-Messaging-Scam/