As we all know, scam calls are increasing before the elections. Fraud can lurk anywhere: by unsolicited phone calls, emails or texts and can appear very credible! We are all potential targets.
So read here what you should know about that scam:
(1.) Political donations:
Fraudsters want to raise money with bogus campaigns. To appear real they use Call ID spoofing.
Don’t be fooled and never give out your credit card data to someone who called you!
(2.) Voter Registration:
Other scammers claim you have to re-register if you did not vote the last time. Or they want to check your eligibility to vote.
These calls or messages are illegal and have only one goal: to obtain personal data (such as your social security number).
(3.) Election Surveys:
Another tactic is to offer rewards (e.g. cruises) when you participate in a survey.
After some short and simple questions you are told that you can get the tickets. But to pay the shipping fee your credit card details will be required. Beware!
Note: Legitimate research companies never offer prices like cruises, nor will they ask for personal data!
(4.) Voting by phone:
If someone wants to convince you that you can vote by phone – you can assume that he/she is a scammer.
In the USA are only 2 types of voting permitted: in person or by postal ballot . And it is also illegal trying to trick people to cast their votes.