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Scammers posing as Maryland State Board of Elections to obtain Social Security Numbers

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Authorities are warning Marylanders of a new scam circulating throughout the state.

Some residents have been called and asked to verify their Social Security Numbers in order to process their ballots. The callers fraudulently identify themselves as members of the Maryland State Board of Elections.

Citizens are advised to not give out their Social Security Number to anyone over the phone calling under the pretenses.

The Maryland State Board of Elections (or local board of elections) may call if there is an issue with a ballot or voter registration. They may ask for the last four digits of someone’s SSN, but they will never ask for a full SSN.

Residents should hang up immediately if a caller asks to verify a full Social Security Number.

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