Voter Checks Could Lead to Identity Theft

Although the election is still months away, for the candidates and party supporters the press is still on to win voters. The current battle being waged is rallying unregistered voters before the October deadline. Across the US, campaign workers are canvassing towns, standing outside grocery stores and even going door-to-door to track down unregistered voters.

The Better Business Bureau wants to also alert you to beware of calls or emails that ask for your Social Security number or credit card number to confirm your eligibility to vote or registration to vote. According to the Federal Trade Commission, this could be a scam designed to steal your personal information which may be used to steal your identity. Authorities warn citizens to be wary because although it is legal for certified campaign workers to collect personal information to register a voter, not everyone who comes to your door or stops you in the street or calls or e-mails you is necessarily trustworthy.

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