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Beware of Voter Registration ID Theft Scam

Identity theft scammers never grow tired of finding new ways to deceive the unknowing into divulging personal information over the phone. In fact, the recently reported that identity theft scammers are hard at work using the looming election day as a new way to steal your personal information. Don't be fooled - protect yourself and your credit score!

The scam utilizes all the oldest tricks in the book. You receive a call from someone claiming they need to verify personal information in order to make sure you are properly registered to vote in the upcoming election. Then they want you to divulge your Social Security Number, address, or other personal information. If you receive one of these calls, hang up the phone and report them to the FTC. Legitimate voter registration is done via a voter registration form, and officials will never ask you for your social security number or other personal information.

on Sat, 2008-08-30 17:00