The MTA has issued a warning that an email going around to E-ZPass holders is actually a phishing scam. The email, which looks as though it was sent by the E-ZPass service center, asks customers to download an invoice with a list of unpaid tolls. (Hint: Don’t do that.)
Statement from the New York State Thruway Authority:
The New York State Thruway Authority is warning E-ZPass customers about a phishing scam.
People have received bogus emails made to appear official stating that people have unpaid tolls.
“Please be advised this is not an authorized communication from E-ZPass, the New York State Thruway Authority or any other toll agency associated with E-ZPass,” the Thruway Authority said in a statement. “We advise you not to open or respond to such a message should you receive one.”
The bogus email includes a clickable link to download a supposed invoice. Do not click the link or respond to the email.
Howard Lipset, CPA
Progressive Management, Inc.