Another day, another email scam.
This time around, motorists are getting emails claiming to be from E-ZPass that say "You have not paid for driving on a toll road" and provides a link to pay your bill.
Can you guess what happens next? The link for the supposed invoice has a virus that will steal your passwords and other sensitive data and files.
I've showed you things to look for when trying to spot a fake or malicious email. Take a look at this alleged email from E-ZPass and see how many mistakes you can find.
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 be downloaded here.
Let's take a look at the red flags of this one in particular:
- The first red flag should be the subject line. Arrears is not a word a company would use to collect a debt. I also don't think they would say "service your debt."
- "Dear customer." If E-ZPass wanted to collect a debt from you, I would imagine they would address you by name.
- There's no thank you or signature.
State agencies from states that have E-ZPass, the electronic toll system for many East Coast states, have advised motorists not to click on the links. They also have said that even if they did send you a note for an unpaid toll, they could contact you by snail mail.
If you did get a message from E-ZPass and want to check its authenticity? You can contact E-ZPass at 800-333-8655.