Residents across North Wales have been urged not to fall for a recent 'giveaway' scam.

ActionFraud has confirmed it has received 3,568 reports about fraudulent emails impersonating home improvement brands, such as Homebase.

A spokesman for the organisation explained: "The emails claim to be giving away various DeWalt products, such as drills and backpacks. 

"The links in the emails lead to malicious websites designed to steal personal and financial information.

"If you have 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." 

A North Wales Police spokesman said: "3,500 reports and counting! Watch out for FAKE emails claiming to give away DeWalt products.

"Spot a suspicious email? Report it by forwarding to:"