Police are warning people to be vigilant following reports of fraudsters using text and WhatsApp to scam victims.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Fraudsters are using text and WhatsApp to target people, seeking money by claiming to be a loved one.

"Please don’t get caught out, for more information visit - http://ow.ly/SIwA50Grwrj

"Alternatively, visit NI Direct via www.nidirect.gov.uk/scamwiseni or the Scamwiseni Facebook page."