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Copycat websites can charge £1,000 more - Chris Evans MP

Parliament will debate whether the UK Government should step up its efforts to tackle so-called copycat websites of Government services.

These websites mean some people who are looking to renew their car tax, get a driving licence or a passport, can end up paying added and unnecessary fees.

Islwyn MP Chris Evans has called a Westminster Hall debate to challenge the UK Government to step up its efforts to tackle copycat websites of Government services.

These websites charge up to £1,000 extra for Government services and often do so legally.

He also wants a campaign to warn people about the difference between official government websites - which always end with gov.uk - and unofficial ones, which could sometimes appear high up in search engines.

Mr Evans said these were a rip-off and people were often left too embarrassed to complain or let others know.

  • 28 Oct 2014
  • From the section Wales
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