For those driving to see friends and family over the holidays, make sure you are aware of the latest scam targeting E-Z Pass users. Registered users are receiving emails claiming they have a toll payment due. After clicking a link, the user is directed to a fairly legitimate-looking website to enter in credit card information. However, this email is fake, and is aimed at stealing your personal information.
Even if you think you owe a toll fee, you can feel free to ignore the email; toll payments are always collected either through snail mail or debited from the account of users that have cars equipped with toll transponders. If you get an email saying you have a balance due, it is a scam!
If you receive an unsolicited email that appears to be from EZ pass, make sure to take precautionary measures and don't open any links. To report this email, feel free to call E-Z Pass customer service at 1-877-762-7824. If you receive this so-called phishing email, you can also forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.