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October 31, 2020

10/1/2020 11:23:00 AM
SCAM ALERT: FBI warns of voting scams leading up to election

The General Election is roughly a month away and the FBI is warning people to watch out for scammers.

On its website, the FBI lists these recent trends in election crimes:

• In 2016 and 2018, there were reports of potential voter suppression through social media platforms, including false information about Election Day. For general elections, Election Day is always the first Tuesday after Nov. 1.

• While there are some exceptions for military overseas using absentee ballots by email or fax, you cannot vote online or by text on Election Day. Any report or person that suggests otherwise is incorrect, and this may be an attempt to suppress your vote.

• You should also be aware of fraudulent political action committees, also known as Scam PACs, which ask for campaign contributions but never actually donate them.

Citizen Online provides scam updates Thursdays at noon and possibly other times. Also, check future editions of the Citizen for more scam alerts. If you want to report a scam, first contact authorities. If you wish, also contact the Citizen at: rahnl@windomnews.com, or call Rahn Larson at 507-831-3455.

Watch www.windomnews.com for regular weekday updates at 8 a.m./noon/5 p.m., plus BREAKING stories at other times. Follow CoCoCitizen @CitPub on Twitter.


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