Travelers, beware of E-ZPass email scam

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The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission issued a warning Aug. 6 to its approximately 150,000 customers not to open or respond to an email from "E-ZPass Info."

"The emails were not sent by the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, and they are likely an attempt to steal personal information or funds from unsuspecting customers," said OTIC Executive Director Richard Hodges. "This warning may help prevent the Turnpike's valued E-ZPass customers from being scammed."

This e-mail scam also has been reported in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. Customers should delete any suspect email. To ask questions about the validity of any other message from E-ZPass, call the Turnpike's Customer Service Center at 440-234-2081 ext. 1075. The FBI encourages those receiving the phishing emails to file a complaint at http://www.ic3.gov .

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