Mansfield Town has become aware of an individual purportedly acting as a member of the club’s staff on social media, falsely offering trials in exchange for payment.
The club’s head of media & communications Mark Stevenson said: “This offer is fraudulent. The club would never request a fee for a potential trial.
“Anyone who believes they are a victim of this scam should contact their local police force.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the club wishes to make clear that first team manager David Flitcroft and academy manager John Dempster are not registered users of either Facebook or Twitter.”
The club has reported the matter to the appropriate authorities.