Scam asks for money for Lake Spokane fire victims

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 11 at 6:16 PM

STEVENS COUNTY, Wash.--A scam surfacing on Friday was asking people for donations to help those who lost their homes in the Lake Spokane fire. As of Friday, flames from the wildfire had not destroyed any homes.

READ: Lake Spokane wildfire sparked by garbage burn

The scam artists were looking for cash donations to “give back to the community.” Stevens County Fire officials warned residents in the area to never give cash donations. Officials said to contact your local Red Cross chapter if you feel the need to donate.

The Red Cross was helping fire officials and the community on Thursday and can always use the donations.
 

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