Beware: E-ZPass phishing scam comes to light

| July 15, 2014

Users of the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system in New York, Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, Ohio, Vermont and other states are being urged not to click on links in an email circulating that claims to be an attempt to collect unpaid tolls. An example of the phishing attempt to gain access to user information, such as bank accounts or credit cards, is shown below from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.


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The E-ZPass Service Center, the Port Authority reports, does not send out email invoices for payment. Normally, customers who owe are sent invoices the post. 

Questions about the validity of a message from E-ZPass can go through the service center of your E-ZPass base state. New York’s Customer Service Center can be contacted via 800-333-8655. 


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  • Viki

    Hav rcvd multiples of this EZPASS SCAM email & forwarded it to ?What else shld I do if already opened emails?

  • Slayer88

    I dont believe opening the email is the problem, just dont click on any of the links in the email.

  • just a bad experience

    I got a bill in the mail, within the last 2 weeks but I had never been there, nor crossed the bridge, it seems someone stole plates off of a vehicle I junked, & had sent to a scrap yard, the tags were out of date around 3 years, but these people were trying to claim I still owe, since I never turned in the expired plate, they tried to claim I could still have possession of the plate, I think I got them set straight, & time will tell, if I need to cuss them anymore, I scrapped quite a few old junkers I had & I dont know who I sold what to, so no idea what actually happened, but I junked the vehicles last year. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.