E-mail Scam Aimed at E-ZPass Customers

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) – Even if you aren’t an E-ZPass user, you may be the target of a new e-mail scam.

The e-mail includes the purple E-ZPass logo and a link to a downloadable invoice for unpaid tolls. However, the link is actually phishing for your banking and personal information.

Maryland Transportation Authority spokesperson John Sales tells WNEW’s Brad Freitas that people should not be fooled.

“We don’t ask for credit card information, social security numbers, usernames and passwords through e-mail,” Sales said.

Overdue bills, Freitas reports, are instead sent through the mail.

Shannon Marshall, communications project manager for the Virginia Department of Transportation, says E-ZPass would not send e-mails requesting payment.

“We only send alerts and notices via e-mail,” Marshall says.

If you’ve been contacted by someone attempting to get your personal information, or if you have questions about your E=ZPass account, call the E-ZPass Maryland Customer Service Center at 1-888-321-6824.

Click here to see an example of the email.

E-ZPass Scam

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WNEW’s Brad Freitas contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.


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