Santander bank customers on the Isle of Wight are being warned about a scam which is targeting thousands of people across the UK.

Criminals are targeting Santander customers using a text message trick to steal funds out of current accounts.

An alleged scam text being sent to customers

It’s reported victims who have lost money have are now struggling to recoup their losses as they all revealed their One-Time Passcode to the scammers. This is a vital piece of information fraudsters need to steal money.

Your bank will never contact you to ask for your account details, Pin or your OTP code.

You should ignore and report any message, call or email you get asking for this sort of sensitive personal information.

If you think if you have become a victim of a smishing scam, contact your bank as soon as possible using the number on the back of your debit card.