Better Business Bureau: political scams expected to increase

With mid-term election less than a month away, political scams are expected to increase, the Better Business Bureau warns.

Scammers are likely to pretend to be pollsters, campaign volunteers, fundraisers and even candidates, the BBB said.

The BBB has issued the following tips to help avoid political scams:

  • Donate directly to the campaign office
  • Watch for spoofed calls
  • Beware of prize offers
  • Don't give out personal or banking information
  • Research fundraising organizations before donating

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