Officials are warning people to remain vigilant after they recieve more than 2,000 reports of a scam which is being sent through email.

Action Fraud, the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, is warning people to be cautious after they recieved 2,821 reports in one week relating to fake emails.

The emails are purporting to be from McAfee and urge people to renew their McAfee subscription as "we have noticed a suspicious activity detected on your device."

The links within the emails then send people to phishing websites that are designed to steal personal and financial information.

A spokesperson for Action Fraud said: "Your bank, or any other official organisation, won't ask you to share personal information over email or text.

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

If you have spotted a suspicious email, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service at