Summit County residents should be on the lookout for a phishing scam.
The phishing email, according to the Summit County Executive's Office, includes a fake county email address as well as the county seal.
"The email address, email@example.com, is not a legitimate county email address," said Ilene Shapiro, Summit County executive. "If a resident receives an email from this sender they should assume it is a scam."
Shapiro said residents who receive a suspicious-looking email claiming to be from the county should call 330-643-2500 to verify its authenticity.
The phishing email tells residents to sign up for an online account to continue receiving notices, saying "we will no longer send important notice [sic] through regular mail," and that residents "have 24 hours to complete these steps to avoid our service suspension."
The county’s office of Information Technology is investigating.
The Federal Trade Commission offers tips to help recognize and avoid phishing scams at https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams online.
This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Phishing email asking residents to set up online account a fake