It did not take long for the spam capitalizing on "relief efforts" for hurricane Sandy to start hitting my inbox. Further, in my area, actual scams have been taking place. For example, FEMA has only entered the area. Yet, some residents report being contacted by FEMA representatives. Also, we have "tree companies" casing the area ostensibly looking for work - and in reality, looking for empty houses.
Be careful on what you click.
Make sure who you are dealing with is who they actually represent.