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BBB warns of scammers playing the political card

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

With less than two weeks until Election Day, political advertisements are dominating the airwaves. 

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) wants consumers to be wary of scammers trying to capitalize on the political climate. 

The BBB said scammers are getting more creative when trying to scam consumers who are caught up in the election cycle. Some scammers, the BBB said, even portray themselves as polling workers.

Chris Thetford of the St. Louis BBB said polling workers will never ask for your credit card. 

"If they ask for a credit card, that's a scam because if you are legit being polled about your political persuasion, and the direction you're thinking of voting, you're not going to have to provide a credit card number," Thetford said. 

Other scammers could call as representatives from political campaigns and ask for donations. 

The BBB also warns that scammers won't only be working the phones. Email will also be an avenue they take in order to reach a much bigger audience. 

Those who believe they have been contacted by a scammer, they should report it to local law enforcement, the state's attorney general's office, or the BBB. 

Those suspecting voter fraud, should report it to the local election board or the secretary of state's office. 

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