KENTUCKY — Two election scams aimed at Kentuckians have been discovered, announced Secretary of State Michael Adams and Attorney General Daniel Cameron.
What You Need To Know
- Kentucky Secretary of State, Attorney General warn of elections scams
- One includes bogus mailers pushing Kentuckians to register to vote
- Other is a text message with a fake website
One of the scams includes letters from a group called the "Center for Voter Information," pushing Kentuckians to register to vote. The letters have been sent to people who are already registered, which is confusing voters and disrupting Kentucky election officials' efforts. The letters purport to have a Frankfort address on the mailers; however, the address represents a mailbox at a UPS store.
“I condemn this shady out-of-state group and their efforts to tamper with our elections,” said Adams. “They mislead voters, who then drive unnecessary call volume to our overworked election officials around the state. In fact, this group has even sent out voter registration materials with the wrong return-envelope addresses. Whether this organization is nefarious, or just recklessly incompetent, Kentuckians should disregard any communication they receive from the Center for Voter Information.”
The second scam is a text message with a Louisville area code, telling the recipient they aren't registered to vote and directing them to a fake website, ky.reg.com. Adams is urging those who receive the text to not visit the website since scammers may use it to steal personal and financial information.
“We’re committed to fully investigating and prosecuting any attempts to compromise our electoral process, and I’m proud to partner with Secretary of State Adams and our law enforcement partners within the Election Integrity Task Force to ensure a free and fair election,” said Cameron. “If you encounter an election-related scam, please alert our Consumer Protection Division by calling 1-888-432-9257 or visit ag.ky.gov/scams.”
Kentuckians can use govoteky.com, a state sponsored website, to register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot.