POLICE are advising the public to be wary of emails claiming to be from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Scam emails doing the rounds are telling people that as a result of a recent blood test, cancer was suspected and they should contact their GP.

Recipients are advised to download their results from an attached link, which may contain malware that displays a false security warning to entice the victim to buy rogue anti-spyware products. People should delete any emails they receive like this and report them to police by calling Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Further advice on protecting your computer can be found at www.getsafeonline.org