Photo courtesy of Ontario Provincial Police.

A text scam is making the rounds, and OPP are warning residents to be on their guard.

A number of area residents have received messages claiming to be from the Ontario Government, saying that because of high inflation costs, Premier Ford has implemented a one-time payment for all Ontario households, and if you reply, the money will be deposited into your bank account.

Provincial Police say it’s nothing more than another scam, and residents are urged to never reply to an unknown text message, especially if you are waiting for funds from a legitimate provincial program.

Authorities advise to always double-check the number and follow up with the appropriate agency, but do not reply to suspicious texts.