Scammers use email as a way to send viruses and other types of malware. One tactic they employ is creating and sending emails that appear to come from legitimate companies. Because these emails appear legitimate, people download items and click links within the email. The files and links generally contain harmful malware that compromise your security and finances.
Here is a close look at an actual email scam. The scammers use the E-ZPass name and branding to trick people into clicking on a link. The email tells readers that they have a past due invoice. A link is later provider where they can download the ‘invoice.” The “invoice” is really a virus that scans the computer for personal and banking information.
Here is a close look at the E-ZPass scam so you know what to look for.