Voters are falling for the false opportunity to vote by phone and in turn exposing their personal information.
Who Is It Targeting: Voters
What Is It: Scammers are taking advantage of the upcoming election by calling consumers and telling them they can vote by phone. However, in order for them to be able to do so, they must provide their social security number or other personal information.
What Are They After: Personal Information
How Can You Avoid It:
- You cannot vote by phone – you can only vote by mail or in-person.
- Report this scam to your local police.
If you think you may be a victim of identity theft, contact the Identity Theft Resource Center for toll-free, no-cost assistance at (888) 400-5530. Find more information about current scams and alerts here.
For full details of this scam check out this article from NBC10.