Get an email claiming you owe money for unpaid tolls? Beware. BBB warns that an email phishing scam has been making the rounds, claiming to be from E-ZPass. The email claims that you owe money–even if you haven’t driven on a toll road.
Do not respond if you receive such an email. Delete it. E-ZPass sends notices by mail, not email. The email is part of a phishing scam, attempting to obtain sensitive information in order to steal your money or identity.
A coworker at Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin recently got the email in her inbox and realized what it was.
The email has an official-looking E-ZPass logo and states, “Dear customer, You have not paid for driving on a toll road. This invoice is sent repeatedly, please service your debt in the shortest possible time. The invoice can downloaded here.”
Tolling authority TxTag states that it has no evidence its customers are being affected by this scam, but warns users who do receive such emails to contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).