British motorists have been urged not to share photographs of their driving licence online as it could put them at risk.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has shared another warning to motorists to discourage them from making this error.

Sharing your licence online could expose you to the risk of being a victim of fraud.

Publishing images of licensing documents or the photo card itself could be giving crucial information away to criminals.

These documents include the V5C logbook. The DVLA shared a fresh warning on social media to help educate drivers on the dangers of sharing this information.

It said: “Be careful online – don’t share photos of your driving licence or your vehicle documents on social media or selling sites. Scammers can use this for identity theft.”

The driving licence contains a lot of personal information which could be exploited by criminals including your name, address, and date of birth.

A V5C document contains a car’s registration mark, VIN number and a document reference number, which is information motorists must protect.

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