Q: I’ve received a notice of intended prosecution for speeding whilst driving a car I'd never heard of.
The notice was sent to me at my old address but auto-forwarded by the Post Office.
I suspect I'm the victim of an identity theft. The police won’t reveal who gave my name and address or confirm that I'm not the registered keeper.
A: If you’re not the keeper of that car and have no knowledge of it then you need to respond by telling the police this.
Be careful because you could get a summons for failing to provide driver details - which carries six points and would lead to a ban if you’’ve been driving less than two years.
Check with the DVLA that someone has not registered you as the keeper of the car.
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