E-mail scam targeting E-ZPass customers

NEW YORK -- Authorities are warning of a scam targeting E-ZPass users.

Customers are receiving fake emails claiming they have outstanding bills for unpaid tolls.

The messages ask potential victims to click on an attachment to pay.

But it's all a scheme to get access to your computer and your personal information.

An AAA spokesperson recently received one of the fake alerts and said it appeared very real.

"If you use an E-ZPass, you would probably think you've gone through a toll booth or toll plaza and your transponder didn't work," said John Townsend, AAA Mid-Atlantic Spokesman.

Security experts say you should avoid any emails with attachments or requests for personal information.

Also, take a closer look at the sender's email address.

It may say E-ZPass, but if you hover the mouse over it, the sender's real address will be revealed.
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