E-ZPass Users Should Beware of New Email Scam
E-ZPass users need to watch out for emails that say they are from E-ZPass, but are in fact a scam.
According to the Danbury Daily Voice, the email will have the E-ZPass logo and it says that the user owes money for driving through a toll. The scam email will also provide you with a link to an invoice.
The problem is that when the user clicks on the link for the invoice hackers may be putting malware onto your computer. Plus, if you respond to the email with person information you are putting yourself at risk for identity theft.
OnGuardOnline.gov has some tips to keep you safe from these scams:
- Don't click on links in emails unless you are sure it is legit.
- Do not respond to emails asking for personal or financial information.
- Make sure that the URL begins with https, because the "s" stands for secure.
- If you receive an email from E-ZPass, call their customer service to confirm that it is from them.
- Make sure to keep the security software on your computer up-to-date.
If you think you have been a victim of a phishing email then you should forward it to email@example.com and also to the actual company from which the scam email was pretending to be.