Those hosting Ukrainian refugees at their homes are being warned over a series of fraudulent letters being sent through letter boxes.

The Scottish Government issued a warning on social media platforms, posting on Facebook on Tuesday: "We are aware of fraudulent letters being sent to Homes for Ukraine hosts.

"These are not from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities or Scottish Government."

The official social media pages then prompted users to visit the Scottish Government website to learn more about how information is gathered by the scheme.

What is the Homes for Ukraine scheme?

Homes for Ukraine is a UK government scheme aimed at helping those fleeing Russia's war in the Eastern European nation.

It allows UK citizens to become sponsors and allows said refugees to stay in your UK properties.

Who is eligible for Homes for Ukraine?

Those who are Ukrainian nationals (or an immediate family member of one) and were residents in Ukraine before Saturday, January 1, 2022, are eligible to receive refuge.

Who can sponsor Ukrainian refugees?

If you have a named Ukrainian contact who you wish to sponsor, you can arrange with them directly to fill out a visa application.

The visa can be completed by the sponsor or refugee but must have the details of both parties.