The New York State Board of Elections is warning residents about over the phone scammers. These scammers are calling to get your personal information using voter registration as the excuse.
So far the scam has been reported in Chemung and Steuben counties. Please be aware that The Board of Elections will never call you asking you to register to vote over the phone.
If someone calls you and asks you to register to vote over the telephone, hang up and do not give them your personal information.
For additional information on voter registration, visit the New York State Board of Elections website at www.elections.ny.gov