Phony fire inspectors target businesses

LOS ANGELES - District Attorney Steve Cooley warned residents this week that scam artists claiming to be fire inspectors are targeting businesses in Los Angeles County and throughout the state.Cooley advised businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for the phony inspectors who claim to be inspecting fire extinguishers, smoke alarms or sprinkler systems. The phony inspectors trick employees into signing documents that are used to bill the business owner. Local fire departments are responsible for inspections and do not charge a fee.

********** Published: November 24, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 32