RESIDENTS are being urged to steer clear of a "rebate" scam.

North Wales Police issued the warning on Monday after reports that scammers have been sending text messages appearing to be from Ofgem offering rebates.

A spokesman said: "The message could read 'you are eligible for the Government funded £400 energy bill rebate. To complete your application visit.....(LINK).'

"It is a scam. The link could harvest your personal data.

"If you think that you have been the victim of a scam please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040."

Anyone who is concerned can also visit the Action Fraud website.

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