The provincial government is warning residents of a text message scam that is looking to dupe people who have had damaged property in this spring's flooding.

In a release on Wednesday the province says it is aware of a possible SMS phishing scam involving the Disaster Financial Assistance program.

Members of the public have reported receiving texts inviting the receiver to claim $150 in disaster financial assistance by clicking on a fake URL.

This is an attempt to access personal data, the government says. Instead of receiving $150 those who click the link could find themselves suddenly missing money.

"The Manitoba government does not use texting to contact the public about support through this program," the government says in the release.

If people receive a message like that they should not click on the link.

For more information on what to do if a fraudulent text is received, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s website.