Tuesday, April 9, 2024

SCAM ALERT: Pennsylvania Turnpike Warns of Phishing Scam

On Sunday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Turnpike announced they were notified of a phishing scam that is targeting E-ZPass account holders requesting personal financial information to settle outstanding toll amounts.
The texts purport to be from “Pa Turnpike Toll Services” and center around urgent requests with your account that would result in a late fee if the balance does not get settled. Similar scams have been reported by toll agencies across the country over the past several days.

Customers who receive an unsolicited text, email, or similar message suggesting it is from E-ZPass or another toll agency should not click on the link. 

Those who receive a fraudulent text can file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov