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Scammers reaching out to voters by phone


Election day is now less than 24 hours away and while many of us are gearing up to cast our ballot, potential scammers are stopping at nothing to intimidate voters.

Adams County Clerk Georgia Volm says she's received several calls of residents saying people pretending to be from the Adams County Clerks Office are calling and asking how they voted or how they are going to vote.

And Volm says that's simply not the case. "We have taken a stance and we have taken out all phone numbers from our residents in our files because of this type of situation. So, you don't have to tell anybody anything. Feel free to say 'it's none of your business," said Volm.

Volm says potential schemes like this always pop up around election time. But, with this being the presidential election year, it seems to heighten the problem even more.

Election officials say other things to look out for when it comes to election related calls:

- Make sure the person on the other end announced what office their with. And, if they don't, feel free to ask.

- No personal information, like social security numbers should ever be given to a caller.


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