SACO — Saco police are warning residents of a phishing scam involving someone attempting to pose as representative of Time Warner Cable.

Deputy Chief Jeffrey C. Holland said a local resident contacted police on Thursday after receiving an email message asking for confidential credit information for billing purposes.

The email, which looked authentic, said it came from the person’s cable company – Time Warner. But Holland said the email is fraudulent.

“Don’t be fooled. Time Warner does not make requests of this type requesting confidential personal information,” Holland said, in a press release.

A Time Warner spokesman confirmed that the company never sends emails to customers asking for credit card information. Time Warner is also investigating the phishing incident, spokesman Andrew Russell said.