BBB Warns Against Latest Scam In The Area

The Better Business Bureau has received several complaints about scams during this election season.

Scammers are reportedly calling residents in Indiana and asking potential victims to take a public opinion poll and, for your participation, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free cruise. After you take the survey, the caller will then ask for a debit or credit card number to cover “port fees” and taxes. This is a scam. Hang up on these callers and never give out your credit card information unless you know who you are giving it to.

If you get a phone call claiming that President Obama is providing credits or applying payments to utility bills, it’s a scam. Scammers claim they need your Social Security and bank routing numbers to arrange the payments. If you give them those numbers, you will be given a phony bank routing number and there is no money there. Do not give out social security numbers out to anyone.

And remember, no voter official is going to call you or email you and ask for your voter registration information. These scammers are phishing for your social security number.

If you feel you have fallen victim to these scams, contact the Better Business Bureau at (317) 488-2222.