ILLINOIS TOLLWAY ADVISES CUSTOMERS ABOUT PHISHING SCAM

I-passNews1July 10, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:Wendy Abrams
630-241-6800 ext.2387
wabrams@getipass.com

ILLINOIS TOLLWAY ADVISES CUSTOMERS ABOUT PHISHING SCAM
TARGETING E-ZPASS CUSTOMERS

DOWNERS GROVE – The Illinois Tollway is advising I-PASS customers to disregard erroneous emails being sent from “E-ZPass Collection Agency.”

The Tollway has been informed by the E-ZPass Group, an association of 25 toll agencies in 15 states that operate electronic toll collection programs, that this is a phishing scam using the E-ZPass logo and claiming that recipients owe money for missed tolls.

No I-PASS accounts have been compromised as a result of this scam. The Illinois Tollway advises I-PASS customers to delete any email titled “In arrears for driving on toll road” or “Payment for driving on toll road” that arrives on E-ZPass letterhead.

The Tollway is monitoring the situation closely and will work with the E-ZPass Group to keep customers informed of any further developments.

The vast majority of Illinois Tollway customers use I-PASS rather than E-ZPass, with E-ZPass transactions accounting for about 4 percent of all transactions on the Illinois Tollway system.

I-PASS can be used on E-ZPass roads, including the Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Road. As a member of the E-ZPass Group, the Illinois Tollway is part of the largest interoperable toll network in the world.

Customers with further questions can call 1-800-UC-IPASS (I-800-824-7277).

About the Illinois Tollway

The Illinois Tollway is a user-fee system that receives no state or federal funds for maintenance and operations. The agency maintains and operates 286 miles of interstate tollways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois, including the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88), the Veterans Memorial Tollway (I-355), the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) and the Tri-State Tollway (I-94/I-294/I-80).

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