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A new scam to be aware of asking for money for the victims of the California fires

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Hundreds of homes were destroyed in the California wildfires and many people have donated time and money to help families who lost everything but there is one charity you should be aware of.

You need to watch out for e-mail scams asking for money to give to the victims of the fire.

These e-mails claim to be from the IRS and once you open the e-mail there is a link they ask you to click on it then redirects you to a page where you are prompted to enter you credit card information to send a donation.

Norma Miller of the Better Business Bureau say the scammers are using this information to drain peoples assets or they are selling the information to other scammers that are going to take your money.

You should know that the IRS never sends out emails asking for money and by clicking on the link other viruses can attack your computer.

If you have received an email like this delete it and make sure no fraudulent charges have been made by checking your bank statements.

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