Archive for Friday, September 26, 2008

Voter registration scams abound

If you've become a victim of identity theft, the state wants to help.

September 26, 2008

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Kansans should be wary of unsolicited e-mails or calls requesting Social Security or credit card numbers to confirm voter registration eligibility.

The Kansas Attorney General's office issued a warning Thursday about the scams, which have been reported in other states.

Scammers may send messages asking for Social Security numbers or financial information - supposedly to register you to vote or to confirm your registration - in an attempt at identity theft. As a rule, organizations conducting legitimate voter registration drives either contact you in person or give you a voter registration form that you fill out. They will never ask for financial information.

Report any scams to the attorney general at (800) 432-2310 or go to www.ksag.org.

Comments

SettingTheRecordStraight 6 years, 10 months ago

Another scam to be wary of comes from those who say voters need not provide photo identification when casting a ballot in our nation's elections. Talk about fraud waiting to happen.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 10 months ago

"Talk about fraud waiting to happen."Pure diversionary, fearmongering hysteria. This has never happened in any substantial way, because there is zero motivation for any individual to commit such a fraud. And organizing such a fraud in a way that could actually change the results of an election would be impossible without being easily detected.

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