One of the oldest tricks in the scamming playbook is to send people bills for things they never bought, hoping that maybe a few people will pay up anyway. This is the latest version of that old scam: a message that claims you haven’t paid your highway tolls and should do so immediately.
Subject: Indebted for driving on toll road
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2015
From: “E-ZPass Manager” email@example.com
Notice to Appear,
You have a unpaid bill for using toll road.
You are kindly asked to pay your debt as soon as possible.
The invoice is attached to this email.
How do I know it’s a scam? Well, for one thing, I never drive on toll roads and don’t use E-ZPass. But even if I did, the return address, which doesn’t point to the named company, would tell me what I need to know: this isn’t an authentic message.
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