UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — PSEG Long Island on Thursday warned customers of a scam involving fraudulent e-mails.

The e-mails appear to be bills sent by the utility, and request personal information in a phishing operation that could lead to identity theft.

PSEG Long Island said it has received reports of customers receiving the e-mails, and urged customers to be wary of them. The utility said it would not ask its customers to provide personal information online without first logging into the My Account service.

Customers who receive the suspicious e-mails should also be sure not to give out any personal information, the utility said.

“We take very seriously any attempt to defraud our customers,” PSEG Long Island vice president of customer services Dan Eichhorn said in a news release. “We ask our customers to be wary of emails that demand immediate payment and threaten service termination. When in doubt, delete the email and call PSEG Long Island at 1-800-490-0025 to report the email.”

Customers who receive suspicious e-mails may also go to www.psegliny.com and log onto My Account, or go to a PSEG Long Island Customer Service Center between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Locations are listed on customer bills and online.

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