POLICE have issued a warning over a 'scam email' which promises a TV licence refund.

The email asks people to click on a link contained in the email and to enter their bank details.

In a post on Facebook from GMP Marple & Hazel Grove, they warned: "Hi, Please be aware of a scam email going round purporting to be about a refund for your TV licence.

"The email asks you to click on a link and enter bank details.

"In short, don’t!

"Spread the word and have a top day - Insp T."

The TV Licensing website also contains advice against scam emails. They advised: "Fraudulent emails try to catch you off guard by panicking you into taking action immediately.

"Fake websites will ask you to do things we never would.

"We'll never unprompted: email you to tell you that you're entitled to a refund; or ask you to pay additional money for our services, e.g when you're buying a licence or changing your details."

If you have given personal details on a fake site, you can report it to the Action Fraud Helpline or call them on 0300 123 2040.