Pocahontas Parkway Alert: Fake text messages targeting toll road drivers

Pocahontas Parkway Alert:

Fake text messages targeting toll road drivers

RICHMOND – Pocahontas Parkway was alerted on April 24, 2024, that a text message-based scam, also known as smishing, is fraudulently claiming to represent tolling agencies from across the country. The scammers are claiming to represent the tolling agency and requesting payment for unpaid tolls.

The targeted phone numbers seem to be chosen at random and are not uniquely associated with an account or usage of toll roads.

Pocahontas Parkway customers can verify valid correspondence in several ways:

  • Pocahontas Parkway will never request payment by text
  • All electronic correspondence associated with Pocahontas Parkway will include @pocahontas895.com

Drivers who use Pocahontas Parkway should use approved safe methods to pay an unpaid toll report they’ve received in the mail by following links on our website, https://www.pocahontas895.com.

Preventing internet-enabled crimes and cyber intrusions requires each of us to be aware and on guard. Customers who receive an unsolicited text, email, or similar message suggesting it is from Pocahontas Parkway or another toll agency should not click on the link.

Those who believe they have received a fraudulent text can file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov, a site dedicated to sharing information on Internet crimes across law enforcement agencies. We encourage all customer to stay alert to these types of scams and to contact us at www.pocahontas895.com with any questions about related to Pocahontas Parkway.

About Pocahontas Parkway

Pocahontas Parkway is an 8.8-mile toll road in Greater Richmond, Virginia, that is operated by privately held Pocahontas Parkway Operations, LLC, under an agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation. With an elevated bridge crossing the James River, Pocahontas Parkway, also known as Va. State Route 895, is located southeast of Richmond and connects I-95 and Chippenham Parkway (Va. State Route 150) with Interstate 295 to create a commuter-friendly southern bypass of the city. Used by more than 6 million vehicles annually, it is the only crossing of the James River for six miles in either direction. With open road tolling, customers with an E-ZPass® may travel without stopping to pay tolls. Pocahontas Parkway is managed by Globalvia. Learn more at pocahontas895.com.

About Globalvia

Globalvia is a world leader in the management of transportation infrastructure concessions. The company, incorporated in 2007, specializes in highways, buses, and railways and manages more than 25 million trips a year and dozens of projects in twelve countries, including the U.S. Learn more at globalvia.com.