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DATCP and WEC warn consumers about election scams

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Posted at 12:08 PM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 13:09:00-04

With about a month to go until the 2020 presidential election, the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) are doing their part in helping consumers avoid being scammed this election cycle.

The DATCP and WES highlighted four election activities that are commonly mimicked as legitimate activities by scammers in an attempt to steal someone's money and identity.

Those include fraudulent donation requests, imposter election surveys, registering to vote and voting absentee.

With voting absentee a constant talking point state and nationwide for this election, these two organizations gave consumers tips on how to about an absentee scam. They advise to never provide personally-identifying information or account numbers to an unexpected caller.

The DATCP and WEC gave more scenarios and explanations of election scams and how to avoid them in a document found here.

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