Since I know most of you (11 readers) check this blog to hear about how the fire is affecting us here in San Diego, I'm passing along this story about a forwarded email that's making the rounds on the Net.
A New E-mail Scam is Using the Recent Wildfires in California to Prey on People with Generous Hearts
The Internal Revenue Service is warning Americans about an e-mail hoax that claims to be from the tax agency and asks for donations for wildfire victims. Anyone who clicks on the donation link is taken to a fake Web site that asks for the person's bank account numbers. Instead of using the numbers for charity, the scammers can launch a number of identity theft ploys.
If you receive one of these e-mails, please delete it immediately.
For more information information regarding legitimate relief efforts, read the MSNBC Story on the scam.