New Scam Sounds Political
Look out for yet another scam, and this one is taking advantage of the political time of year.
Voters and potential voters should watch for an identity theft scam that uses a voter registration ploy to collect sensitive information.
People are receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from the Registrar of Voters office or the ´American League of Women Voters´, and the caller says there´s a problem with the victim´s registration.
Then, the caller asks for their date of birth and social security number.
Officials say no agencies are making calls like this and they urge voters to never give out personal information to anyone they don´t know who calls.
One recent estimate said more than ten million people were victims of ID theft last year.