E-ZPass Clients Cautioned about Phishing E-mail Supposedly from VDOT
According to VDOT, one alleged phishing e-mail campaign recently got launched while it posed to be related to E-ZPass, reported Frederick.sburg.com, July 9, 2014.
Spokeswoman Shannon Marshall for VDOT indicated that the E-ZPass had acquired much prominence, currently. Fredericksburg.com reported this. The E-ZPass was a pass that let drivers move ahead past toll-booths since they could make the toll payments anytime electronically.
Marshall stated that perpetrators of the scam dispatched the messages to clients/non-clients of E-ZPass all through the eastern coast.
But, on its website, E-ZPass warns, showcasing an example regarding how the scam electronic mail appears. The e-mail tells readers that they've money overdue to clear unpaid tolls, as also contains one web-link for pursuing.
According to Marshall, VDOT has advised the public to refrain from viewing the e-mail alternatively following its web-link. She says she has not come to know of anybody whom the scam may've victimized.
Any queries/concerns could get answered through the toll-free number 877/762-7824.
E-ZPass didn't send bills to clients over e-mail rather those were dispatched via post.
VDOT Hampton Roads for Hampton, Virginia, USA Spokesman Ron Watrous said the E-ZPass team informed Virginia State on 8th July, 2014 regarding the probable e-mail fraud. Wtkr.com reported this, July 9, 2014.
The e-mail writer's ids are the foremost evidence suggesting the message's fishy nature. Not a single id went to a formal electronic mail account of E-ZPass.
According to Watrous, a scam could be instantly recognized via examining the return id given in the e-mail followed with matching it with the authorized source. Each of his department's electronic mail ids had 'E-ZPass' in it.
VDOT occasionally resorted to e-mail for exchanging messages with clients, but it didn't dispatch bills alternatively request payment through the same means, Watrous said. He explained that his department didn't raise invoices over e-mail rather sent them via US mail.
Watrous suggested clients towards resisting clicking on the web-link instead erase the scam e-mail and also not reveal any information to anyone through e-mail if that person wasn't known for, such e-mails attempted at garnering personal info like A/C credentials for acquiring hold over victims' money.
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