Isle of Wight drivers are being told to look out for QR code parking payment scams, after some motorists were left out of pocket.

The Isle of Wight Council has been checking meters for fake QR stickers on car park machines.

It comes after a number of people on the Island recently fell victim.

A warning was issued over a similar scam last year, as the County Press reported. It appears to have surfaced once again.

Isle of Wight County Press: Signs at Ryde St John's Station. It appears the QR code has since been removed.Signs at Ryde St John's Station. It appears the QR code has since been removed. (Image: Isle of Wight County Press)

The County Press has been told a holidaymaker was taken to a scam website when scanning a QR code on a machine at Bonchurch Landslip car park.

Scammers took £47.99 out of his bank account, he said.

The council confirmed it hasn't heard of any recent reports of the scam but has asked parking attendants to check machines as a precaution.

It added the PayByPhone system does not use QR codes.

A similar incident also occurred in the car park at Ryde St John's train station.

A woman scanning a QR code on a parking machine had a similar amount of money taken out of her account.

It appears the fake QR code has since been removed but Islanders are reminded to be vigilant.

The County Press has asked South Western Railway, which runs the car park, for clarification.