BBB offers tips on how to avoid political scams

Wis. (WQOW) — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns political scams are on the rise. So, what can you do to avoid falling victim to them?

The BBB highlights fundraising, polling and impersonation as main ways scammers aim to get money out of voters.

Officials say in most cases, the will ask for money, or promise a reward for participating in a survey. Scammers will also likely ask for your credit card information, which the BBB notes should be a red flag to the caller’s legitimacy.

The BBB said the best way to avoid losing money to these scams is to donate directly to the campaign office. That way you know exactly who you gave your money to, not what someone claims. Also, don’t fall for prize offers. Legitimate political survey companies rarely give away prizes or rewards. Finally, do your research, look up an organization to see if they’re who they say they are.

For more information on avoiding political scams, click here

 

Samantha Wensel

Samantha Wensel

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