Election scam warning
Don't let scammers get their hands on your money this election year. The Better Business Bureau is advising voters to be on the lookout for a growing number of fake robocalls.
Thieves are posing as members of the Obama or Romney campaign and asking for campaign contributions over the phone. The BBB says if you aren’t sure, don’t donate over the phone. Instead, locate contact information and call the campaign yourself.
The BBB says another scam involves a public opinion poll. Voters receive a recorded announcement offering a “free cruise” in exchange for participating in a telephone survey. At the end of the call the voter is asked to give a debit or credit card number to cover “port fees” and taxes.
Another scam is circulating through fliers, social media, text messages, and even door-to-door. The scammer claims that President Obama is providing credits or applying payments to voter utility bills. The scammer then asks for your Social Security and bank routing numbers to arrange the payments.
But the BBB confirms this is a scam. And remember never to give your financial information to someone you don't know.