BARNSLEY Council has issued a warning to residents after a fraudulent email was sent out purporting to be from the local authority.

A spokesperson for the council said: “We’re aware of a phishing email relating to an invoice remittance attachment which poses as being from Barnsley Council.

“These emails are not from us.

“Please be aware of these emails and do not enter any details unless you are certain it is genuine.

“If you think you have received one of these emails, please report it to Action Fraud.”