health inspection fraud

COUNTY WARNS LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS OF PHONY “HEALTH INSPECTORS” PHONE SCAM

March 20, 2011 (San Diego)--The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is warning local businesses of a fraud targeting restaurants and other small businesses in California, including San Diego County.

 

How the scam works:  An individual claiming to be a “health inspector” has been calling restaurants in California claiming there is a new procedure to arrange a health inspection. Scamsters use info obtained from the business to set up online accounts, which can then be used in other fraud schemes.