"Donating" to the Campaign or Cause
The scammers pose as activists or party affiliations. In today's highly charged environment, it's deceptively simple to leverage the issue of the day for "donations" to that particular cause. They'll also phish for personal information by offering to take your "vote" over the phone. And while some calls may indeed be from a legitimate source of a political party asking for support, you must confirm the source for yourself. Go online and check out the legitimacy of the organization and make note of the contact number.
What You Should Know
Prior to November 2016, consumers were bombarded with election-themed robocalls asking for donations to a candidate or cause. The end of the campaign did little to end the calls. In fact, it signaled a beginning of fraudulent calls for specific causes and today accounts for nearly 6% of all robocalls.
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Definitely check out YouMail's online phone directory to validate if the caller's number has negative reports or is from a known scammer.