There is a phone scam taking place in Mendocino County amidst the devastation of the Redwood Fire.
The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office announced Friday, October 13, 2017 that residents have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to provide financial aid to fire victims.
The caller asks for personal information such as the resident's social security number.
The Sheriff's Office states "the public should be aware that these types of calls are from people trying to collect personal information for purposes of identity theft. Residents are urged not to provide their personal information to anyone under these circumstances."