Date: Jul 08, 2014
Press Release Number: 145-2014
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has recently learned of an email phishing scam which appears to be an attempt to collect unpaid tolls.
An example of this email is shown below.
Please be advised that this is not an authorized communication from E-ZPass, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey or any other toll agency associated with E-ZPass.
We advise customers in receipt of this email not to open or respond to such a message. The safest thing to do is to delete the email.
The E-ZPass Service Center does not send out email invoices for payment. If you owe money for using E-ZPass on a toll facility, the E-ZPass service center will send an invoice through the US Postal Service for payment.
If you have any questions about the validity of any message received from E-ZPass, please contact the E-ZPass New York Customer Service Center at 800-333-8655.
Example phishing scam email:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.