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BBB warns of possible scams during election season

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Posted at 6:02 AM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 15:39:02-04

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about possible scams during election season.

The BBB says callers could be pretending to represent a cause and may even use real audio clips from candidates to get people to donate.

To avoid scams, the BBB says people should give directly to a campaign office or through candidates' official websites, and research fundraising organizations before donating.

Additionally, beware of prize offers – legitimate polling companies don't give rewards for participation, the BBB says, and never give out personal banking information or your social security number.