August 29, 2014

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Ohio Turnpike warns E-ZPass customers of email scam

Ohio E-ZPass customers may receive this email, which the Turnpike Commission is warning is a scam. PHOTO PROVIDED

Ohio E-ZPass customers may receive this email, which the Turnpike Commission is warning is a scam. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission is warning its 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,” executive director Richard Hodges said.

This email scam also has been reported in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts and the District of Columbus.

Customers with questions about the validity of a message from the E-ZPass should call the Turnpike’s Customer Service CEnter at (440) 234-2081, ext. 1075.

  • oldruss

    If you read the EZ Pass notice, it reads like pigeon English, something that one might encounter in the slums of Calcutta.

    • Phil Blank

      China.

    • golfingirl

      I thought the same thing.

      Poor English is generally a sure sign of a scam, via the internet.

      But, then that would imply many of the comments here are scams as well, given the poor grammar, punctuation and spelling.

      • Guest

        The intelligent do not need to bother with trivial things like that.

      • Kim

        It must be challenging being superior to the rest of the population! Whats it like to be perfect and never make a grammatical mistake?
        Golfingirl, your attitude annoys me, witch!

        • golfingirl

          Thank you for the compliment.

          I appreciate your kind words.

          Oh, if you don’t like my comments, simply click on the little dash to the right of my name….and poof!…..my comments disappear and you will no longer be “annoyed.”