PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – If you get an email that appears to be from E-ZPass asking you to pay an unpaid toll, look closely before you act.
The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Association (RITBA) is warning state travelers of a worldwide scheme that has been recently circulating the internet. It works like this:
- Customers receive an email that claims to be from E-ZPass
- The email tells customers, ‘You have not paid for driving on a toll road; please service your debt.”
- To pay the debt, the email asks customers to open a link.
- That link opens customers’ computers to viruses and allows schemers access into their personal information.
RITBA officials told Call 12 for Action that their preferred method of notifying past-due travelers is in fact by email; however, RITBA said it asks customers to go to its Jamestown office in person to pay.