Website warning after flood of complaints

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DRIVERS in South Lanarkshire are being urged to ‘steer clear’ of websites offering to help with licence or theory test applications.

The warning comes from South Lanarkshire Council after a flood of complaints to Trading Stardards from people paying for a service they could have got free.

“Several people have contacted us over the last few months having mistakenly found themselves on websites, thinking them to be official Government sites,” said Divisional Trading Standards Officer David Templeton.

“Companies operating these are charging a fee for their services when you can easily do the same thing for yourself for nothing.

“This tends to happen when searching online for ‘driving test’ or ‘driving licences’.”

He stressed that the websites were doing nothing illegal but, to avoid paying unnecessary fees, drivers should always go to the official website