Before I clicked on the link to download my invoice, a few things ran through my mind. One, the name E ZPass doesn't sound familiar I've always known it as FasTrak or The Toll Roads. Two, how did they get my email? Any records for my vehicle would not be associated with the email address that this message was sent to. Four, when I hovered over the link to "view my invoice," it pointed to an unrecognizable website.
At this point, I was pretty confident that this was a scam. I went to The Toll Roads' website to confirm my suspicions and they had a notice regarding this email. There was an example of the email I received and they urged anyone who received it not to open or respond to it.
I'm usually able to spot email scams relatively easily, but the crazy part about this one was that I had just used a toll road and was half expecting a bill.
I was among the small percentage of people that they were hoping to fool.