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AG warns of phone scammers trying to steal Marylanders social security numbers

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 17:49:58-04

BALTIMORE — Maryland's Attorney General is warning of a new scam in which voters are called and asked to verify their Social Security Number in order to process their ballots.

While state and local election boards may call you about certain issues with ballots or voter registration, they will only ask for the last four digits of your social security number to verify it's you, not the whole thing.

For example, you could be contacted if your signature is missing on the return envelope of your mail-in ballot.

The Attorney General says you should hang up immediately, if someone calls claiming to be from the Board of Elections and asks for your full Social Security number.

Giving anyone this information could lead to identity theft among other things.

Click here to find out how to contact your local Board of Elections, if a problem like this arises.