The Livingston County Sheriff's Department said the scam involves an email that claims a service you subscribe to is being shut off.
The email is designed to look like it is from a legitimate company, such as a television entertainment provider.
The email offers a link to submit personal data and credit card information.
The scam is not a new way of obtaining information, but Sheriff Steve Cox says it "appears to be a different twist and a little more tempting for some to become a crime victim."
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