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Fake Obama, Romney fundraisers being used by ID theives

October 30, 2012

Fake Obama, Romney fundraisers being used by ID thieves
By Oregon Better Business Bureau

Crooks are charging credit cards without authorization under the guise of legitimate political campaign organizations and fundraisers. Better Business Bureau is recommending that voters monitor financial accounts and monthly statements for suspicious activity around election season.

In one report to BBB, a criminal organization falsely using the name Obama for America Inc. was withdrawing funds from an unsuspecting local consumer. It is unclear how thieves accessed his card numbers, but he immediately took action to reverse the charges and change his credit card account numbers after recognizing the breach.

“It isn’t just Democrats or just Republicans—all parties are potential targets,” warns Robert W.G. Andrew, CEO of BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington.

Beware of phony political headlines, phone calls, phishing emails and social media posts mentioning Mitt Romney or Barack Obama.

Contact legitimate fundraisers directly to make contributions; visit to research organizations, report issues and vote for a scam-free election season.

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