This just in from the Attorney General:
SCAM: FRAUDULENT PHONE CALLS PURPORTING TO BE THE RED CROSS SOLICITING MONEY TO BENEFIT LOS ALAMOS FIRE VICTIMS.In case you need a reminder, just play it safe. Don't give money to any stranger who calls you on the phone.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Unknown
OVERVIEW: Consumers are reporting to the AG's office and Red Cross New Mexico they are receiving automated "robo-calls" asking for financial contributions to benefit victims of the Los Alamos fire. Personal information is requested during the call.
PREVENTION: Red Cross New Mexico has confirmed they are NOT soliciting funds via robo-calls to benefit victims of the Los Alamos fire. Consumers who receive this type of fraudulent call should not share any private and personal information that is requested.
Scam calls and phone numbers related to these calls can be reported to the New Mexico Attorney General's Office and Red Cross New Mexico.
Contact Red Cross New Mexico directly to find out how to give legitimate donations.