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Date: November 4, 2014

Attorney General Wasden Warns Idahoans to Beware of Election Day Voter Scam

(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is warning Idahoans about a telephone-related voting scam unfolding across the state on Election Day.

Complaints reported to the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division indicate that someone is calling potential voters and offering to pay them $25 for their votes.

"Bribing someone for their vote is a crime," Wasden said. "If anyone receives a call like this, I urge you not to engage the caller and to hang up the phone immediately."

The Caller ID for these calls reads 714-714-4000, but it may not be the actual number. The Attorney General's Office called the phone number, but the call did not go through.

 

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