The Florida Department of Transportation has issued a warning about a company –Toll Enforcement LLC – sending fraudulent notices to motorists in an attempt to collect unpaid tolls.
“FDOT is aware of a letter that is being circulated by Toll Enforcement, LLC that says ‘Final Warning Notice’ and proceeds to ask the recipient to immediately pay outstanding toll amounts,” said Chad Huff, spokesman for the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, in a media release.
The notices started arriving in the mail last week, according to a report in The Miami Herald, and order recipients to send a cashier’s check or money order for $57 to an address near Doral to cover outstanding tolls of $7 – plus a $50 fee. The letter also warns that the payment must be made or the owner faces immobilization of the vehicle, suspension of their driver’s license or additional fees of $500.
The department says the company does not exist and has posted a fraud alert on websites for the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, SunPass and the Toll-By-Plate program. For more information on the toll-by-plate system, click here.
FDOT officials remind motorists that toll violations or warnings from the department will be printed in official document form and will prominently feature the date, time and location of the alleged infraction as well as a photo of the vehicle passing through a toll plaza.
The department, Florida Highway Patrol, Miami-Dade Police Department and other agencies are investigating.
For more information, contact the Transportation Department’s fraud unit at (800) 255-8099, or click here to file a report.