The FBI Is Warning of a New Text Message Scheme Claiming Unpaid Toll Road Charges

The FBI has issued a new warning of a phishing scam that’s been targeting Americans using toll roads via SMS.

Called a “smishing” grift (a hacking scam that’s performed using fake SMS text messages), and the FBI said that it has received over 2,000 complaints across three different states from people alleging they were contacted through text messages and told they had unpaid toll fees.

The FBI estimates that the scheme has been active since early March.

Related: Andy Cohen Lost ‘A Lot of Money’ in Sophisticated Bank Scam

“(State Toll Service Name): We’ve noticed an outstanding toll amount of $12.51 on your record,” one example of the fake message reads. “To avoid

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