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BALTIMORE (AP) — Transportation officials in Maryland are warning the public about a scam involving E-ZPass.

The Maryland Transportation Authority on Wednesday warned that several phony emails are circulating requesting E-ZPass Maryland customers to pay their tolls debts online. Transportation officials say the emails are a scam, and that scammers are using the emails to try to obtain personal information. Transportation officials say the emails should be ignored or deleted.

The transportation authority says E-ZPass Maryland does send out emails for upcoming events, projects or surveys. But the agency says it will never send unsolicited emails demanding payment or requesting personal information.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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