Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns of phishing scam targeting E-ZPass users

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By journalsofus.com


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is warning E-ZPass customers about a scam targeting users with text messages requesting personal financial information.

The text messages say they are from “PA Turnpike Toll Services” and include “urgent requests” about overdue account balances and late fees, according to a statement from the Turnpike Commission.

Don’t click the link if you receive a text or email like that saying it’s from E-ZPass or another toll agency, the commission said. In recent days, toll agencies across the country have reported similar scams, according to the statement.

For E-ZPass customers, there are several approved secure methods to verify your account: the official PA Turnpike E-ZPass Website or the PA Toll Pay app from the Apple App Store either Google Play Store.

Customers who receive a fraudulent message can report it to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

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