RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Election Day is less than a month away and while you want to make sure your vote gets counted, you do need to watch out for scammers.
ABC11 viewers are reaching out, asking about political text messages, emails, and mailings they are getting.
One viewer sent us a text message that he got and it concerns requesting an absentee ballot and includes a link to click on. When you get a text, do not click on any links from unknown numbers as it could contain malware. While third parties are sending requests for absentee ballots, you can get one on your own absentee ballot from the state board of elections or from your county.
When it comes to campaign contributions, even if you support that party or candidate that's supposedly texting or calling, don't just give without research.
"Be very wary of that as you never know who's on the other side of that text message. If you feel inclined to donate or want to get active reach out to that campaign directly," said Alyssa Parker with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Here are some BBB tips to avoid political scams: