KIRKBURTON and Denby Dale Neighbourhood Police are warning residents to be wary of a number of scams.

Pc Sally Baines, said: “Be on the lookout for a fake message being sent out by fraudsters pretending to be from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It is a “phishing” scam designed to trick you into handing over your account details.”

The safest way to login to your Facebook account is to always enter the address into your browser’s address bar rather than by following a link.

“We’ve also seen a few Apple scams that say ‘We have 100s of iPads to give away because the seals have been broken’

“Remember: if it looks too good to be true it probably is! Look out for these fake competitions appearing in your news feed. They are not real and they won’t be giving anyone any Apple products”.