The Maine Turnpike Authority warns phony emails are going around telling customers they owe money for unpaid tolls.
The emails look real, even using the E-ZPass logo, but the Maine Turnpike Authority says it’s likely a phishing scam. The alert says to not open or respond to the message.
The E-ZPass Interagency Group says it will never send unsolicited emails demanding payment or asking for personal information.
Microsoft’s Safety & Security Center explains phishing as “email messages, websites, and phone calls designed to steal money.”
Cybercriminals often do this by installing malicious software on your computer to steal personal information.
Some red flags, according to Microsoft:
- Spelling and bad grammar
- Links in email
- Spoofing popular websites or companies
If you have any questions, please call the Customer Service center 1-888-MTA-PASS.