BARNSLEY Council is urging residents to remain wary after receiving reports of bogus emails claiming to be from the NHS.

The email asks you to order an ‘Omicron PCR test’ with a link to order - but this is a scam and the NHS will never ask for bank details or payment.

PCR testing kits are free from testing sites or by ordering online to be delivered to your home.

A council spokesperson added: “Please remain vigilant, be cautious and listen to your instincts.

“Don’t be afraid to hang up on a caller, bin a letter, delete an email or shut the door.

“If you think you’ve been scammed, tell your bank and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

“Always report a possible scam - it could save someone else from becoming a victim.”