Sales of fake driving licences on Twitter highlighted and reported by police who warn of prosecution
Surrey Police have warned of Twitter accounts offering wannabe UK driving licence applicants the opportunity to obtain a licence without having to sit an exam.
The fraudulent licence process and account offering the service has been highlighted by Surrey's Roads Policing Unit (RPU) who warn anyone using this process will face a criminal record if caught in possession of a fake licence.
A spokesperson for the police force has confirmed that the illegal account has been reported to Twitter and the DVLA have been made aware that there are attempts to sell fraudulent licences.
In a tweet by Roads Policing Unit (RPU) - Surrey Police - UK, a spokesperson said: "Fraudulent accounts like @LLicesne are just a waste of your money and will get you a criminal record.
"The photo card licence is so obviously fake, that we can tell in less than a second. We also digitally check every licence - the card is proof of ID, not proof of entitlement."
All UK driving licences are required to be obtained through the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) who currently hold over 48 million driver records and over 40 million vehicle records.
The DVLA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport and collects around £6 billion a year in vehicle excise duty (VED).
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