Driving Test booking scams.
BOOKING A TEST? DON’T GET SCAMMED
Driving test booking scams. If you’re booking a driving test – particularly a theory test – ensure you book through the official Government site and the website address is below, or you could end up paying more than you should and possibly even lose all of your money with no test booking.
The unofficial sites mostly stay within the law, but will make charges not levied by the official site. You will normally be sent the test date and time through an email, this is not the correct way of doing this and booking via the official channels will give you the option to choose your day and time from the available list and test bookings will be instantly confirmed. Some will offer pass protection schemes – where candidates can retake their theory test for free if they fail – but there are usually terms and conditions that are very difficult to honour.
Some scamming sites are totally bogus and will swallow up your fee and never actually book your test, therefore losing your hard earned money and wasting your time with no test booking at the end.
Make sure you only book through the official channel and they are linked below. If you are on a site which is charging you more than the official rates which at the moment are the figures below, although the Theory test charge will drop in October 2015 to a new rate of £23, the current test fee stands at £25.
Official sites and prices at the time of this post (subject to changes):
Use these official sites to book your test with peace of mind:
Book your theory test here and the price is currently £25.00
Book your practical test here and the price is currently £62.00
So make sure you don’t get scammed and do it the right way.