Action Fraud UK has released a warning over fake emails pretending to be Amazon.

The agency received over 270 reports in a 24 period from a company disguising itself as Amazon so it could get hold of people's account information, and then financial information.

The email would tell people that they had an "account issue" and then ask the receiver to "verify" their Amazon account.

The links provided in the emails would lead to genuine-looking phishing websites designed to steal Amazon login credentials, as well as personal and financial information.

A post by Action Fraud UK read: "Scam warning, watch out for these fake Amazon emails, we received over 270 reports in just one day.

"Your bank, or any other organisation, won't ask you to share personal information over email or text.

"If you need to check that it's a genuine message, call them directly.

"If you receive a suspicious email, you can report it by forwarding the email to -"

Action Fraud is the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime where people can report fraud if they have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime.