Information Security

Beat the Scammers this Election

Throughout 2020, the United States Postal Service® has overcome many obstacles; however, with the presidential election looming, there are still a few more hurdles to jump.

As expected, the upcoming election has attracted the attention of the entire world. Unfortunately, scammers and cyber criminals are trying to take advantage of voters and deploying various tricks to obtain personally identifiable information (PII). Regardless of position, role, or department, we can all contribute to the security of the 2020 election.

Political polls, surveys, or voter registration requests are a few of the most common voting scam tactics that can appear in your email inbox. Here are some tips to ensure that you do not fall victim to any voting scams:

n Visit for your state’s voting registration information. Do not register via email.

n Online voting is not a recognized voting method in any election. Any request to do so is a scam.

n Limit what you share. Do not share PII, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, when completing a poll or survey.

n Always use cybersecurity best practices while using your email. Hover over links before clicking on them, verify email addresses from senders, and look for typos and poor grammar as these can be indicators of a phishing attempt or an email scam.

For more helpful tips about cybersecurity, visit the CyberSafe at USPS® websites on Blue ( and LiteBlue (