Ice Hockey UK would like to warn ice hockey players about a scam from someone claiming to be Swindon Wildcats head coach Ryan Aldridge.

This person has been contacting players across the world, acting as Ryan, and then claiming they could sign for the Wildcats.

Email conversations have even got as far as discussing pay, terms and conditions of a contract.

They have also set up a bank account and have been asking for money off these people, claiming it is needed to process their work permit.

This is a scam and has nothing to do with Ryan Aldridge or the Swindon Wildcats.

The matter has been reported to the police and a crime reference number set up.

The person involved has been using the following email address:

If anyone has been contacted by this person, could they please contact in the strictest of confidence.