BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — The Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) is warning 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.

If you receive an unsolicited email that appears to be from E-ZPass, make sure to take precautionary measures and don’t open any links.  To report this email, feel free to call E-ZPass customer service at 1-877-762-7824. If you receive this so-called phishing email, you can also forward it to phishing-report@us-cert.gov.
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