“Text message scam targets New Jersey tollpayers”

A text messaging scam designed to trick drivers into entering their banking or credit card information into a bogus website is now targeting New Jersey drivers.

The text message, which claims to be from “NJ Turnpike toll services,” directs drivers to click a link to pay an outstanding toll balance in order to avoid a late fee. NJ Turnpike toll services is not associated with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority or any other toll agency in the New Jersey E-ZPass Group. The outstanding toll balances described in the text messages are not real. Drivers who receive text messages from NJ Turnpike toll services should delete them without clicking on the link. And drivers who have clicked the link and filled out the form should immediately contact their bank or credit card provider.

Similar scams have been reported recently by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and other U.S. tolling agencies. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority received the first inquiries from drivers who have received the NJ Turnpike toll services messages on Thursday, April 11th.

This scam does not appear to target New Jersey E-ZPass customers. The bogus text messages are being sent to phone numbers in New Jersey area codes regardless of whether the recipients are E-ZPass account holders.

Drivers who believe they have received one of the bogus text messages can file a report with the Federal Trade Commission at

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Tolls, collected according to classifications below, are collected in New Jersey for Pennsylvania-bound traffic. No tolls are collected for traffic traveling across the bridge into New Jersey.  The following information lists all Classification Descriptions along with their corresponding rates.  Acceptable forms of payment are cash, credit card, and E-ZPass. Effective March 1, 2022, motorists will receive a payment notice via U.S. Mail if they proceed through a dedicated E-ZPass lane without a valid transponder at the Tacony-Palmyra or Burlington-Bristol bridges.

The E-ZPass rate for passenger vehicles is $3.00.  E-ZPass customers save $1 off the cash toll rate ($4.00).  It’s E-Z Savings — Don’t Pass it Up!  E-ZPass is accepted at the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol Bridges.  There are dedicated lanes available for E-ZPass, but all lanes accept E-ZPass.

See the full toll rate schedule below.

The NJ E-ZPass App allows customers to access and manage their accounts right from their fingertips!

  • Check balance and account history
  • Make a payment
  • Manage your vehicles and transponders
  • Update contact information
  • Dispute an Invoice or Violation Notice

Download the app today!

 Fare Schedule by Class  Class  Cash E-Z Pass
 Passenger Car, Van, Motorcycle, Light Truck  Class 1   $4.00  $3.00
 Two Axle Bus/RV/Std Dual-wheel Pickup Truck  Class 2   $6.00  $5.00
 Three Axle Bus/RV  Class 3   $9.00  $8.00
 Additional Axles being pulled by Class 1,2,3  Class 4   $3.00  $2.00
 Two Axle Truck  Class 5  $12.00  $12.00
 Three Axle Truck  Class 6  $18.00  $18.00
 Four Axle Truck  Class 7  $24.00  $24.00
 Five Axle Truck  Class 8  $30.00  $30.00
 Six Axle Truck  $36.00  $36.00
 Additional Axles being pulled by Class 5,6,7,8  Class 9  $6.00  $6.00

Get E-ZPass from NJ E-ZPass:
Complete an application online or visit a Customer Service Center, or enroll over the phone at 1-888-AUTO-TOLL (1-888-288-6865).
E-ZPass is available at the DRPA Customer Service Center, which open for walk-in service Monday through Friday 8 AM to 6 PM, and is located at 420 N. 6th Street in Camden, NJ 08102.

Get E-ZPass from the PA Turnpike Commission E-ZPass:
Complete an application online or visit any number of retail destinations or customer service centers, or enroll by phone at 1-877-PENNPASS (1-877-736-6727).

E-ZPass is available at the PTC E-ZPass Customer Service Center, at 7631 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111, select retail locations, participating Pennsylvania AAA offices, and PA Turnpike Tag Teller vending machines

NOTE: E-ZPass tags are NOT available at Bridge Commission offices in Palmyra or Burlington.