© 2024 | WUWF Public Media
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514
850 474-2787
NPR for Florida's Great Northwest
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

SunPass alerts users to phishing scam targeting general public

 SunPass Florida toll lanes
SunPass Florida toll lanes

SunPass is alerting users after a notice from the toll collecting service said there was a phishing scam targeting the general public.

SunPass, a division of Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, said in a statement to customers that “SunPass does not ask customers via text to make a payment or to take immediate action on their account.”

The scam uses text messages requesting prompt payment to avoid fees. The messages also contain a link to a fraudulent website in an attempt to collect information. The messages are not sent by SunPass.

SunPass said if it needs to contact customers, it will be either the emails customerservice@sunpass.com or noreply@sunpass.com or via Text number 786727

SunPass said that to its knowledge it has not been compromised and the toll collection system was being monitored.

WGCU is your trusted source for news and information in Southwest Florida. We are a nonprofit public service, and your support is more critical than ever. Keep public media strong and donate now. Thank you.

Copyright 2024 WGCU. To see more, visit WGCU.

WGCU Staff