People are being warned to remain vigilant regarding fake McAfee emails.

Action Fraud, the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, is warning residents to watch out for fake McAfee emails after they recieve more than 2,000 reports about them.

They recieved 2,200 reports in two weeks relating to the emails.

The emails use the subject line 'we detected a virus' and urge the recipient to renew their McAfee subscription.

The links in the emails lead to phishing websites that are designed to steal personal and financial information.

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A spokesperson for Action Fraud said: "If you have any doubts about a message, contact the organisation directly.

"Don't use the numbers or address in the message - use the details from their official website.

"Your bank or any other official source will never ask you to supply personal information via email."

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