Crooks using false political information would love access to your bank account by using fake political ploys. Reports from around the nation indicate scammers are taking advantage of the political season with a number of dangerous schemes.
The Better Business Bureau has some warnings for consumers who may be targeted by phone calls and emails from scammers this summer and fall. Here are some of their favorite tactics:
Fake campaign fundraising
Crooks sometimes make random calls claiming to represent a political party, an election committee member, or an actual candidate. Don't fall for their request that you donate. Instead, ask for their contact information and try to reach them after hanging up. The best idea is to research their party or their campaign office on your own and make your contribution, if they're a cause you support, through a legitimate campaign website. Tell them you'd prefer to do that when they first contact you.