CRICKET clubs are the latest target of a scam.
Several clubs in Huddersfield have been sent letters by data protection tricksters trying to extract money.
The matter came to light after the secretary of Skelmanthorpe Cricket Club was set a letter from Cheltenham- based DPR Data Protection Notification and Collection.
The official-looking document runs to three sheets of A4 paper.
It offers to charge organisations £70 to register them with the Information Commissioner in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act.
And it warns organisations they face a £5,000 fine in the magistrates court if they fail to comply with the Act.
There is also a 24-hour helpline featured.
Mr Trevor Heeley, a member of the Skelmanthorpe club, said that at a meeting of the Huddersfield Central League management committee some members said they knew of similar letters going to other clubs.
"We want to make sure no clubs are falling foul of these letters," he said. "It costs enough to run a cricket club and they can do without this."
A West Yorkshire Trading Standards spokesman said: "Many of these types of companies turn out to be not what they appear and people lose money. Check before you part with any money."