With the presidential campaign heating up, it is not just campaign season, but scam season.  Scammers manage to take advantage of whatever is going on in society to advance their illegal goals.  Many people are receiving telephone calls from scammers posing as campaign fund raisers for either the Obama or Romney campaigns.  Even if you are on the federal Do-Not-Call list, political campaign solicitations are permitted to be made to you.  Unfortunately, when you receive a call from a purported campaign worker, you never can be sure that you are actually receiving a call from a legitimate campaign worker or a scammer.


Never give credit card information over the phone to anyone whom you have not called yourself and only when you are absolutely sure that the telephone number is accurate.  If you are inclined to give to a particular campaign, go to the campaign’s official website