WHITE PLAINS - New York State Thruway Authority officials are warning residents about a scam involving E-ZPass.

Officials say there's a phishing scam via email going around disguised to be a warning about unpaid tolls.

The email, which also appears to have the E-ZPass service center logo, has a link to download and pay an invoice.

Officials say the phishing scheme is really just a way to try and get your financial information, so it's important to not click the link or respond to the email.

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One Yonkers residents tells News 12 she got one of the bogus emails. "I just looked, and I just knew I had to delete it, I don't open anything up like that," says Helen Widing.

While the email may look real, officials say E-ZPass does not send emails to notify people of unpaid tolls. Instead, they send all notices through the U.S. Mail.