Watch Out for Campaign Donation Fraud

Looking forward to making a donation to a campaign party? If so, you may want to check out this scam alert from the Better Business Bureau!

Here are some BBB tips to avoid getting scammed:

  • Donate directly to the campaign office:┬áDonations made over the phone can be valid, but any wary donor should give to campaigns either through the candidates' official website or at a local campaign office.
  • Watched for spoofed calls: Your Caller ID may say that someone from Washington DC is contacting you, but scammers can fake this using phone number spoofing technology.
  • Polling companies don't offer prizes: Just hang up on any political pollster who claims that you can win a prize for participating in a survey
  • Polls won't ask for personal or banking information: Political pollsters may ask for information about your vote or political affiliation, but they don't need your Social Security number or credit card information.