Online E-ZPass scam targets Pennsylvania drivers

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Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning drivers about an email scam targeted at thousands of E-ZPass users across the state.

The messages carry an official-looking E-ZPass logo and have duped scores of customers.

It would seem totally plausible that you blew through an E-ZPass toll, or that there was a malfunction and the cameras didn’t read your pass, right?

Creators of a phishing scam would like you to think so.

But Jamie Arnett of the AAA-Mid-Atlantic said if you see a “dear customer” message from E-ZPass, don’t click. “Within there, there is a link that is asking users to verify their information including credit card information,” she said.

That’s when the bug will capture your personal info and infect your computer with a virus.

Drivers with E-ZPass subscriptions pay through an automated bank withdrawal, so there’s usually no need to send a message to customers. If there is a reason, though, E-ZPass officials said they will use snail mail, not email.

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