Political Scams – Post-Election Scams Flourishing

"Donating" to the Campaign or Cause – Don't Be a Target

Political Scams in the News

What You Should Know



Prior to November 2016, consumers were bombarded with election-themed robocalls asking for donations to a candidate or cause. The end of the campaign did little to end the calls. In fact, it signaled a beginning of fraudulent calls for specific causes and today accounts for nearly 6% of all robocalls.

How Does It Work?



The scammers pose as activists or party affiliations. In today's highly charged environment, it's deceptively simple to leverage the issue of the day for "donations" to that particular cause. They'll also phish for personal information by offering to take your "vote" over the phone. And while some calls may indeed be from a legitimate source of a political party asking for support, you must confirm the source for yourself. Go online and check out the legitimacy of the organization and make note of the contact number.

What You Should Do



Again, confirm the source. If you really want to make a donation, you may be better off going online to the campaign or cause's site and making the donation through their secure site.

Our BEST Advice



Don't pick up calls from unknown numbers. Definitely let calls roll to voicemail. If it's a legitimate organization, they'll leave a voicemail. If not, they'll hang up. Of course, our best advice continues to be to get YouMail. It's simple, it's incredibly effective and it's 100% FREE! We block the calls at the source. Scammers will hear an "out of service" message and those fraudulent scammers will take you off their list for good.

How YouMail Can Help Stop Scams Today



YouMail customers are protected from scammers and fraudsters. Our service is 100% free and extremely effective. Our exceptional call blocking and caller ID capabilities systematically block calls and remove any and all numbers from robocaller lists – FOREVER.

Definitely check out YouMail's online phone directory to validate if the caller's number has negative reports or is from a known scammer.