Scam targets Highway 407 ETR drivers in Ontario


Published January 2, 2024 at 8:29 am

highway 407 etr scam ontario

A scam circulating now targets Highway 407 ETR drivers in Ontario.

The fraudsters, pretending to represent the toll highway, send a text message claiming the recipient has an unpaid balance, according to a post on Reddit yesterday (Jan. 1).

“Scammers are getting smarter and more ruthless. Stay vigilant!!” the poster said.

This is actually a repeat of a scam that circulated in late 2022, and it appears to be making the rounds again.

Recently Highway 407 ETR warned people that scammers are sending a fake request for payment through text messages.

“Scam Alert! Fraudsters are sending scams by text message,” 407 ETR said on X in December. “Don’t click the link! 407 ETR only sends text messages for payment reminders which include a link to a secure webpage to make the payment.”

There were also reports of phishing attempts where a scammer tries to get personal information.

The text message prompts the recipient to respond to a billing notification.

highway 407 etr scam ontario

People unsure if a message is real should visit to verify.

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

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