Four ways to spot election-related website and email scams

Posted at 7:03 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 08:12:39-04

This month, the FBI sent out an announcement about cybercrimes to watch for.

Using its advice, TMJ4 News has comprised a list of four ways you can spot a fake election-related website or email.

1.) Look carefully for misspellings in a website domain
Cybercriminals might use close imitations of words like "electon" instead of "election."

2.) Be suspicious if the website domain ends with ".com" and not ".gov"
It might take you to a phony site.

3.) Don't click on links in an email
If the sender wants you to click on links or download a file to check out a video or photo -- don't do it. It could be malware.

4.) Don't forward emails if you don't know who sent them
Also, don't respond. Criminals are trying to get voters' personal information to steal identities and or money.

The below links are verified, legitimate election websites to help you get the information you need for the upcoming general election:

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