LAFD OFFERS FRAUD ALERT

Martha Cox-Nitikman
July/19/2016
The Los Angeles Fire Department is warning business owners to be on the lookout for phony "fire inspectors". Businesses have been targeted recently by scam artists wearing "uniforms" who claim to be examining fire safety systems on behalf of the Fire Department. 
 
The fake inspectors ask an employee to sign a form authorizing the "inspection", often demanding payment. Before allowing any inspector in your building, ask for their government-issued ID and business card. If you believe their behavior is suspicious, contact law enforcement immediately.