Phone Scam Targets Election Day Voters

By: Kristen Ross Email
By: Kristen Ross Email

With just about three months left until election day, voters have a lot to think about, and now they have one more.

The Better Business Bureau is warning people to beware of the latest voter registration scam.

The way it works is you get a call at home or an email from someone saying they want to help you register to vote.

But what they're really looking to do is steal your identity by asking for personal information including your social security number.

The BBB says criminals know there are still a lot of people needing and wanting to register to vote, and criminals are ready to take advantage.

As a rule of thumb the Federal Trade Commission says legitimate voter registration drives are done in person, and you're given a form you can fill out yourself. They will not ask you for any financial information.

If you do receive one of these calls, the BBB advises you to just hang up.

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