The Ottawa Police Service has received several public complaints from unsuspecting drivers who attempted to book a road test using a fraudulent website, at this address: www.bookyourroadtest.com.
This website may appear to be legitimate at first glance and shows up on top of a Google search for ‘road test’. This is due to advertisement/promotion by fraudsters.
The data collected via the fraudulent website is considered very valuable, as it includes credit card number, driver’s licence number, address, date of birth and phone number, which can be used for identity thefts.
Ottawa residents are reminded to be cautious and take the time to verify that they are booking from the Ontario Government’s official Drive Test Centre website.
Anyone who has been a victim of this scam is asked to notify their respective financial institution and credit bureaus, Equifax and TransUnion, and report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.