Greater Manchester Police has issued a warning to motorists about a new DVLA vehicle tax email scam.
Last weekend, around 214 reports were received which told drivers their vehicle "is no longer taxed".
The fake email warns motorists they face a £380 fine if they do not tax their vehicle.
It comes with a clickable button where drivers can "Manage My Vehicle TAX" which takes motorists to a fake site.
Then it asks motorists to reveal their personal information.
The City of London Police issued the warning which has been endorsed by Action Fraud as being a fake text.
There are typos and incorrect spellings in the email which make it likely to be false.
The email reads: "We have generated a new invoice, we suggest you to use a credit card instead of a debit.
"To avoid any other consequences that might appear in case again won't be enough funds inside.
"It's illegal to drive your vehicle until you've taxed it.
"If you don't do anything. You'll be fined £380 if you do not tax your vehicle or tell DVLA that it's off the road.
"You also have to pay for the time it was not taxed."
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Responding to the fake message, GMP Sale warned the text was "suspicious".
It also urged drivers to report the email if they have received it.
GMP Sale posted on social media: "Watch out for these fake DVLA emails, we have received over 214 reports in just two days.
"If you get sent a suspicious email, you can report it by forwarding the email to [email protected]"
An identical message was uploaded by an online user with the DVLA responding to concerns.
A statement said: "I should make you aware that is not from DVLA, it is a scam.
"If you have clicked on any associated links and entered your details, please go to the Action Fraud website in order to report this."
The DVLA has been dealing with a number of vehicle tax refund scams over the past few weeks.
An Action Fraud spokesperson previously said: "Taking a couple of minutes to familiarise yourself with a few simple online safety tips can be significant in protecting yourself from becoming a victim of online fraud.
"You should always be cautious when sharing personal information online and avoid being scammed by only using Gov.UK for government services online, such as the DVLA."
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