EXCLUSIVE: Lakewood resident issued nearly a dozen E-ZPass tickets. The issue? It was not his car

When a Lakewood resident received an E-ZPass ticket in the mail, he knew something wasn’t right.

The he received another one, and another, and another, totaling 11 tickets.

There’s one issue though: The vehicle pictured is not his, and the plate they had captured in the pictures, was apparently fictitious.

“I bought my Toyota RAV4 on December 28,” the Lakewood resident told TLS. “I was issued a temp tag which was registered to my car and my name. I immediately began getting tickets in the mail for an Acura MDX starting December 24, four days before I bought my car. I noticed that he has the same tag number.”

That’s when he realized he was dealing with a case of fraud.

“Clearly fraud,” he said. “This was bought from Philly, which can’t issue a NJ temp tag.”

Realizing he had to fight this, he tried dealing with E-ZPass, but that didn’t work out to well.

“I called E-ZPass, and after waiting on hold for 45 minutes, I spoke to someone that had the audacity to suggest that I took my tag and put it on the other vehicle,” he said. “She then said that I should fax in a letter from dealer and registration. I did. Twice. I got back a letter stating that it was not legible.”

Then he decided to contact police.

“I went to file a police report. The officer was shocked that this happened. He tried to call the Philly dealer, but there was no answer.”

The victim says he’s had it.

“I am at wits end, as E-ZPass is threatening my account,” he says. “There’s just nobody to talk to.”



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  1. I too got this letter and it was one # and one letter off. I sent back a letter and got another and another. I didn’t do anything with it after that.
    They stopped sending it.
    I think its a scam. Don’t pay it it is not u.

  2. Contact senator Singer he has helped multiple lkwd residents with DMV issues. Contact me directly for email address, I don’t want to post it.

  3. From the picture of the plates is seems that the 9 was edited and I’m thinking it may have previously been a 3. Maybe the police department can search that to see if the car description matches up

  4. I had similar issues with ezpass, i bought a new car and had my ezpass tags in the car but recieved bill after bill – DURING THE HEIGHT OF COVID – there was too much going on and i myself had a mild case of covid and ignored the bills and they sent it to collections, interesting that the rest of the world has to be closed but ezpass is open sending bill after bill…

  5. I received multiple tickets last year from EZ pass even though i had a transponder.


    I got a message that due to covid wait times are longer than usual. Waited on the phone for an hour and they disconnected me

    I wrote the following representatives and THEY DID NOT RESPOND


    In the meantime i paid hundreds of dollars of tickets

  6. I had an issue with these crooks to the tune of &1500.00. I sent them documentation proving to them that it couldn’t have been me. Nobody to talk to. I ended up paying it because a lawyer would’ve cost me more.

  7. dear ezpass
    exit 89 southbound exit
    please check your far right tollbooth lane reader
    it doesnt seem to pickup alot of traffic going through
    good luck

  8. Contact the News Media , either News12, Kane in your corner, channel 7 on your side etc.. EZ Pass will not like the Press and it will get taken care of fast.

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