Sheriff: Beware of 'Wall Fire' victim scammers

With more than 40 homes destroyed and as many as 5,400 other structures threatened, ABC10 looked at some of the damage left behind by the "Wall Fire" in Butte County. (July 11, 2017)

As residents return to areas impacted by the “Wall Fire” in Butte County to discover the charred remains of their homes, reports of scams attempting to capitalize on the tragedy have investigators concerned.

Butte County sheriff’s deputies are receiving the reports of scams attempting to gain funds for fire victims.

Investigators report the scams involve people representing themselves as fire victims, asking others to donate money.

The reports have prompted sheriff’s officials to remind those interested in making donations to do so through organizations available through the Butte County website.

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