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The Tonawandas

July 11, 2014

Motorists alerted to E-ZPass scam

Tonawanda News — Erie County motorists are being warned of an email phishing scam which is being sent to E-ZPass users in an attempt to collect unpaid tolls.

Officials from the New York State Thruway Authority said the solicitation uses the official logo and looks like an E-ZPass notice, along with the following message: “Dear customer, You have not paid a toll for driving on a toll road. This invoice is sent repeatedly, please service your debt in the shortest possible time. The invoice can be downloaded here.”

A link to download and pay invoice follows.

The E-ZPass Service Center did not authorize any such e-mail nor do they send out invoices for payment via email. If a driver does owe money for using E-ZPass on a toll facility, an invoice for payment using the US Postal Service is issued.

For concerns or more information, call the E-ZPass Service Center at 800-333-8655.

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