THE NSW Police is warning about emails circulating the state purporting to be from a financial institution.
The emails claim to have a message for the recipient, which is accessible by a link in the email.
The link contains malware and is designed to access personal information.
Fraud and Cybercrime Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis, urged the community to be wary of unsolicited emails and check the sender's email address closely.
"Anyone who may have received this or a similar email, is advised not to click on the link, instead delete the email immediately," Det Supt Katsogiannis said.
"Always check the legitimacy of an email and if you want to make further inquiries, go directly to the relevant website and seek legitimate information rather than following links provided in an email."
If you have a feeling you have been scammed, contact the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).
To find out more information about scams or other ways to protect yourself, visit scamwatch.gov.au.