Residents on the Isle of Wight are being warned about a new scam involving fake emails about TV licence refund.

Action Fraud says it has seen a sharp increase in reports about fake TV Licensing emails claiming to offer refunds.

The emails state that the refund cannot be processed due to “invalid account details”.

The links provided in the emails lead to phishing websites designed to steal personal and financial details.

Advice

Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.