407 ETR warns of scam targeting drivers in southern Ontario

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Published February 27, 2024 at 3:00 pm

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A scam targeting drivers on Highway 407 appears to be circulating again in southern Ontario.

The toll highway 407 ETR issued a warning this week for people to be on the lookout for suspicious text messages.

The messages look like they are from 407 ETR but contain a malicious link, 407 ETR said in a press release.

“Scammers are sending messages that ask for a payment, and if you click on the link this could leave you vulnerable to data theft,” the release states.

A similar scam warning was sent out earlier this year.

The toll highway does send payment reminders by text message but these messages never contain a direct link to pay.

“We’ll never ask for personal information such as passwords, PINs or credit cards in any of our communications to you,” the release states.

Never click on a link that you suspect could be a scam, 407 ETR suggests.

People unsure if a message is real should visit 407etr.com/contactus to verify, or email [email protected] and include an image of the text, then delete it.

To find out more about fraud and current scams, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

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