Many all over the country have been reporting an email going around alleging that they owe money for tolls. However, E-ZPass and the PA Turnpike Commission are teaming together to spread the word that this email is a fake, and likely part of a phishing scam.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, a phishing scam typically includes an email where scammers pose as a company and ask for personal information like social security or credit card numbers. This email string in particular was identified as a scam because many of the recipients were people who don’t own E-ZPasses.
The email includes a link to a supposed invoice. However, E-ZPass does not send invoices through email. Authorities recommend not clicking the link, and not opening the email at all if you’re able to identify it beforehand. Instead, just delete it. You can see a screenshot of the email to the right of this post.
While you should not take this email as an indication that you owe any money, you can reach a representative at 877-736-6727 if you have any concerns about your E-ZPass account.
Share this information with friends and family to ensure no one else falls victim to this scam.