Scams and Ripoffs: W.Va. Scam Targets E-Z Pass Users


W.Va. (WHSV)-- A new scam is affecting E-Z pass users through their email inbox before hitting the road. E-Z pass lanes allow drivers to pay tolls electronically on turnpikes.

There are three things to look out for in the new scam email referring to the pass. First, E-Z pass customers get email from 'look-alike' E-Z pass accounts. Then, the email tells customers that they have unpaid toll fees. Also, the email scammer asks customers to click on a fraudulent link to pay their bill. All of these are the signs of the E-Z pass scam.

Emails like that are not legitimate. The West Virginia attorney general's office says we should not reply to the email or click on the link, just delete it.

Do you know of a scam or rip-off? Are you a victim of one? You can email us at scams@whsv.com. We'll follow up to make sure the people behind them are held accountable, and your family is safe.


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