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Fraud Watch: Be on a campaign to avoid political fundraising scams


Many of us have been spending more time at home, a reality not ignored by the con artists. If you are uncertain of this, consider the number of scam telephone calls and emails received in comparison to last summer.

While malware, ransomware and extortion phone calls continue to pose threats, most of what we see focuses on money and data phishing.

At the top of the scam list are political fundraising scams. They pose as political party, candidate or issue-oriented fundraising efforts. This latter category includes scams capitalizing on environmental, social, racial, Second Amendment, medical and age-related topics.


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