DRIVERS have been warned about a scam text message that could give criminals access to bank accounts in just minutes.

Select Car Leasing has warned that fake messages with links could allow criminals to “immediately transfer” money from your account and into their own.

Phishing scams dupe innocent victims into handing over personal details such as bank information, often by sending messages claiming to be from a legitimate company or organisation.

The scam is so simple drivers could lose thousands of pounds within just a few minutes.

A Select Car Leasing spokesman said: “​​The DVLA recently issued a warning over a sharp rise in fake text messages that read as if they are sent by the agency.

“The texts either warn drivers that their payment details need to be updated or that their road tax is in need of renewal.

“These text messages give recipients a link to re-enter their bank details, potentially giving scammers…

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