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Watch Out for The Fake E-ZPass Statement

If you enjoy cruising past toll booths with the E-ZPass transponder on your windshield, be careful when you check your online statement — fraudsters are targeting drivers with a new scam.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity thieves have started sending e-mails with the E-ZPass logo, asking customers to log in and pay their bills. But the link takes customers to a fraudulent site, which can unknowingly install dangerous programs on visitors' computers. Enter your personal data, and you could soon become the victim of identity theft.

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The FTC gives these tips for protecting yourself from scheming e-mails:

  • Don't click on e-mail links unless you know with certainty who sent the message.
  • Never answer e-mails requesting personal or financial information.
  • Don't cut and paste a web address from an e-mail into a browser; type it in yourself. Make sure any site starts with the secure "https" prefix before entering personal information.
  • Contact E-ZPass if you aren't sure an e-mail is legitimate.
  • Keep your computer security software up to date.

For more on this and other scams visit consumer.ftc.gov and OnGuardOnline.gov.

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