Scammers targeting Oklahoma voters
OKLAHOMA CITY – The election is just around the corner, but officials say it seems that scammers are targeting voters across the state.
The Oklahoma State Election Board is warning voters are learning that multiple Oklahomans have received phishing emails designed to look like they are from state or county election boards.
Each email makes the recipient believe that their voter information has been changed or needs to be verified. Officials say it is all in an attempt to get voters to click on a malicious link.
The election board says in most cases, they will not email you. Instead, all changes in voter information or registration will be sent through the U.S. mail.
To verify your registration or access other information, contact the election board through its website.
The election board will respond to emails sent through its website, but those responses will always be from someone with an elections.ok.gov email address. They stress that voters will not receive an email unless they have attempted to contact the agency through email.
Military and overseas voters may receive an email from a no-reply address ending in okelections.us. However, all replies are sent directly to the appropriate county election board’s email address.
If you are concerned about an email from the Oklahoma State Election Board, call them at (405) 521-2391.
Those who receive phishing e-mails should report them to the Federal Trade Commission at email@example.com and/or the Anti-Phishing Working Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.