ADVICE has been issued to help keep North Wales residents safe from spoof emails over the festive period.

North Wales Police say that spoofing can make it difficult to tell when a number of email address is legitimate.

Here’s some top advice issued by the force to help spot potential fraud scams and keep your money safe this Christmas:

  • Only give out your personal or financial information to services you have consented to.
  • If you think you’ve fallen for a scam by transferring money to another account for ‘safe-keeping’ or purchased high value goods to cover the cost of fines, contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud.
  • Unsure about a caller? Hang up and call the organisation back using a trusted number.
  • Criminals may target businesses over several months, building a picture of the structure of your firm and the employees responsible for authorising payments. Your website can sometimes reveal information about genuine suppliers that can then be used by criminals.
  • Take a moment to stop and think. You can forward suspicious emails to and suspected scam texts to your mobile network provider by forwarding them to 7726.