As the state rolls out all-electronic tolling on the Tobin Bridge, drivers without E-ZPasses can soon expect to receive invoices in the US mail — but don’t be fooled by official-looking e-mails from the toll transponder company.
According to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, some residents have received phony e-mails that appear to be sent from the “E-ZPass Customer Service Center,” which purport to be in reference to “Payment for driving on toll road.”
Don’t believe it, MassDOT said.
“Please be advised that this is NOT a communication from E-ZPass, but is likely a phishing scam,” the agency wrote in a statement. “E-ZPass advises you not to open or respond to that message.”
For those non-techno-savants: “Phishing” is a kind of fraud that occurs when scammers send e-mails that appear to be from legitimate companies and ask for online account details or private financial information.
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