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Tim Scott Fundraising Email Tells People Their Heat Will Be Cut Off

Per week into December, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is emailing residents that their warmth is about to get lower off — besides the alarmist messages from his marketing campaign are literally simply deceptive fundraising pitches.

“Your heat will be turned off. Emergency Notice,” reads an unsettling e mail notification a South Carolina resident acquired on their cellphone on Wednesday.

After clicking on the alert, it results in an e mail with the identical topic line, “Your heat will be turned off.”

It’s solely after opening the e-mail itself that it turns into clear that this isn’t an emergency overdue heating invoice. It’s Scott’s marketing campaign asking for money.

Here’s a screenshot of the e-mail notification acquired by this South Carolina resident and offered to HuffPost:

A screenshot of an email notification from Sen. Tim Scott's campaign.
A screenshot of an e mail notification from Sen. Tim Scott’s marketing campaign.

And right here’s a pair screenshots of the e-mail from Scott’s marketing campaign, with the identical topic line.

A screenshot of an email from Sen. Tim Scott's campaign.
A screenshot of an e mail from Sen. Tim Scott’s marketing campaign.
A screenshot of a fundraising email from Sen. Tim Scott's campaign.
A screenshot of a fundraising e mail from Sen. Tim Scott’s marketing campaign.

“Biden has crippled our patriotic oil & gas industry and every American is paying the price,” reads the e-mail. “Many have been FORCED to turn off the heat in their homes because the prices are simply too high, leaving families without warmth during the winter.”

It urges readers to take a survey on whether or not it’s time to extend drilling for oil and gasoline. It doesn’t matter the way you reply: All of the hyperlinks take you to the identical web page asking for money for Scott’s marketing campaign.

A spokesperson for Scott’s marketing campaign didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon why they’d attempt to scare South Carolina residents into pondering their warmth was about to get turned off, in December, with a view to get them to open a fundraising e mail.

Ironically, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs recently warned residents that utility scams are inclined to pop up this time of year.

“Utility imposters will tell you that your bill is late and your power will be cut off immediately, if you don’t pay right now,” reads a Nov. 24 article on an area South Carolina information web site. “But officials with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs says don’t fall for it.”

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