BBB says scammers targeting voters as Nov. 3 election nears

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)— Early voting continues here in Louisiana with the election in less than two weeks.

Scammers are already looking for ways to take advantage of voters.

With an increase in absentee ballots, voters are warned about a new scam to be on the lookout for this year entitled the door to door mail-in-ballot collection.

As part of the scam, crooks may show up at your front door and say that they could turn your ballots in for you.

Carmen Million, President of the South Central Louisiana Better Business Bureau says some crooks are also looking to take more than just your vote. Million says people polling as campaign workers may try to get a buck out of you too.

“We wanna caution consumers if you receive a call and they tell you they are with a particular candidate and they’re asking for money it doesn’t matter what the amount is you should question it,” Million.

Million says by doing a little research, voters can put an end to scammers tapping into technology to steal hard earned cash and their votes.

“If they are asking for you to prove your identity by asking you for your social security number, that is another sign of caution.

There is absolutely no reason they need this information,” says Million.

The BBB also says if you do want to donate to a political candidate, do it directly through their website. For more information on the BBB, click here.

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