A LOCAL MP and MSP have condemned scam messages pretending to be official.

Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell and Dumfriesshire constituency MSP Oliver Mundell have been alerted to the situation.

Constituents have been hit with scam calls, emails and texts falsely purporting to be from the UK Government.

David Mundell said: “Some are seeking bank details and offering financial help as part of coronavirus support measures.

“Official bodies would clearly not approach individuals in such a way and I’d urge my constituents not to respond with any personal information.”

MSP Oliver Mundell added: “These scams are unnecessary distraction.

“It’s disgraceful that criminals, somewhere, are randomly sending messages to people, who may be distressed or feeling under pressure because of the current situation.”

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