MassDOT Sounds Alarm On EZDriveMA Scammers

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Officials are warning Mass. residents about a scam involving EZDriveMA.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is alerting EZDriveMA customers about a text message-based scam, where scammers pretend to be the tolling agency and request unpaid tolls. Officials said the texts are random and are not associated with any EZDriveMA account or usage of toll roads.

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MassDOT said anyone receiving unsolicited messages about EZDriveMA should not click on any links. EZDriveMA does not ask for payment through texts.

Text messaged-based scams are also referred to as “smishing.” The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recommends filing a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center for anyone who encounters fraudulent messages.

According to data from the FBI, scam victims in the Commonwealth lost $63.6 million in 2023. So far in 2024, there have been $1.6 billion in losses across the country.

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