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Pennsylvania Warns Users of Turnpike Pass Phishing Scam

The state’s Turnpike Commission cautioned E-ZPass account holders they are being targeted by bad actors seeking financial information to pay outstanding tolls. Toll agencies nationwide have reported similar scams in recent days.

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(TNS) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on Sunday afternoon warned its E-ZPass account holders that a phishing scam is targeting them, requesting personal financial information to settle outstanding toll amounts.

The texts purport to be from "PA Turnpike Toll Services" and center around urgent requests with the account that would result in a late fee if the overdue balance does not get settled.

Similar scams have been reported by toll agencies across the country over the past several days, according to the commission.

Customers who receive the unsolicited text, email or similar message should not click on the link. E-ZPass account holders can use safe methods to check their accounts, such as the official PA Turnpike E-ZPass website or the PA Toll Pay app available on the Apple or Google Play store.

Those who received the text can file a complaint with the FBI's Internet Criminal Complaint Center at, which is a site dedicated to sharing information on Internet crimes across law enforcement agencies.

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