Presidential Election Spawns Donation Scams

Some voters are receiving fraudulent requests for donations from scammers posing as reps of presidential campaigns.

The presidential primary season is officially underway following the caucuses in Iowa.

Most of the major candidates have been campaigning, and asking for political donations, for around a year now.

But some of those requests for campaign funding…are not coming from campaigns.

Instead it’s a prime chance for internet scammers to fraudulently seek money.

WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter talked about how to discern what might and might not be a political scam with a man in the center of the current nexus of presidential politics, the Better Business Bureau Serving Greater Iowa’s Ryan Smith.


  • Quinn Klinefelter
    Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.