The FBI has warned that scammers are using the election to steal the information of voters through the use of email
With the 2020 election less than three weeks away, it has been discovered that voters are being taken advantage of. According to Huffington Post, scam artists are posing as political action committees (PAC) in emails in an effort to steal people’s personal information.
Citizens have been regularly receiving warnings from cybersecurity experts. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Better Business Bureau have warned that several fraudulent sources are targeting voters with sophisticated email messages to steal phone numbers, addresses and bank account information. Sam Small, chief security officer of digital security firm ZeroFox, says that these scammers often use important occasions such as elections, disaster relief, and health crises to lure their targets.
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“Psychologically, these scams play to our desire to do something – to get involved, to donate, to take action,” said Small. “Give them something to work with and they’ll find a way to make a…