|Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Getting out of town for a few days is what makes us all look forward to the summer months every year. Unfortunately this summer has brought out some unwanted attention as a result. We’re urging everyone to beware of a new scam targeting E-Z Pass customers this summer.
Here is what to watch for: An email that appears to be from E-Z Pass, which has the E-Z Pass logo and says you owe money for driving on a toll road. It also provides a link to click for your invoice. Don’t Click It.
The email isn’t from E-Z Pass. By clicking on the link, hackers may be putting something onto your computer with the goal of extracting personal information. By responding to this e-mail and clicking on the link, you could make yourself vulnerable to identity theft.
This E-Z Pass scam is one of the latest phishing scams, whereby criminals pretend to be legitimate businesses to gain access to your personal information.
Here are a few online security tips to help you avoid phishing scams:
If you believe you have received one of these e-mails, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org and to the company being falsely portrayed in the e-mail. Additionally, you can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission by visiting at ftc.gov/complaint. For more information you can also visit ftc.gov/idtheft.