E-ZPass Users are Warned of Email Scam

Another email scam has surfaced. E-ZPass users are at risk of downloading a virus hidden in an email attachment that scans a user’s computer for personal and financial information.

The email mimics the design of the real E-ZPass company, hoping that users will be more likely to provide sensitive information to its creators. The message prompts users to download an “invoice” to collect unpaid toll charges.

According to the E-ZPass phishing policy, the company will never send an email requesting personally identifiable information (PII)  such as credit card numbers or Social Security numbers. The company warns its users not to provide sensitive information to anyone claiming that they are from E-ZPass.

E-ZPass encourages users to report any phishing emails that they receive or to ask the sender to provide contact information to verify their legitimacy.

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John is General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer of Sontiq, the parent company of the EZShield and IdentityForce brands. He is a Certified Compliance...
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