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BBB warns voters of election related scams

Posted at 11:57 AM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 14:58:37-04

Election day is a month away and the Better Business Bureau wants to warn voters of potential election-related scams.

The BBB has created a list of four common scams and schemes along with suggestions for how to avoid them.

Campaign Fund Collections

During election season, voters may receive calls from scammers asking for donations who claim to be a political party representative. The BBB says the best way to handle this situation is to request the caller's information, hang up the phone and then research them to see if they are legit. Making a donation online is the safest route to take.

Re-Register Scam

Voters may get calls claiming that they are not registered to vote. These calls will attempt to get personal information, making it appear easy to sign up. The BBB says to never give out personal information over the phone. Checking your registration status online is quick and easy.

Election Survey Scam

Scammers may call claiming that participants can win a prize by taking a survey on behalf of a political party. The BBB says political parties will never offer prizes for survey completion.

Vote By Phone

Voting by phone is not a possibility. You can only vote by mail-in ballot or at the polls. The BBB says to hang up if anyone calls making this request.