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Scam Alert

Source: General / Radio One

The fake text messages typically urge recipients to click on a link to settle their supposed toll bill and avoid late fees. However, the link redirects users to a fake website impersonating the state’s toll road service. The scam is currently spreading across different states, targeting individuals nationwide.

To help the public distinguish between legitimate communications and scams, two key indicators have been provided:

  1. NC Quick Pass will never request payment via text.
  2. Legitimate links associated with NC Quick Pass will include either ncquickpass.com or secure.ncquickpass.com.

The scam text messages often resemble the following format: “(State Toll Service Name): We’ve noticed an outstanding toll amount of $12.51 on your record. To avoid a late fee of $50, visit myturnpiketollservices.com to settle your balance.” If you receive such a message, the FBI advises taking the following steps:

By remaining vigilant and following these precautions, individuals can protect themselves from falling victim to this fraudulent toll road scam.