FLINTSHIRE residents are being urged to remain vigilant over a scam email circulating.

Flintshire Trading Standards is warning of an e-mail scam purporting to be from HM Courts and Tribunals Service.

The e-mail states that a Penalty Charge Notice has been issued against the recipient and requests a payment of £25. It then requests payment via clicking on a link provided in the e-mail.

A spokesman said: "If you receive such an email, do not click on any links provided. Any Penalty Charge Notices are sent either by post, by hand or applied to your windscreen."