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Health Departments Warn of Restaurant Scams

December 9, 2016

Some restaurants in Ohio have reported receiving calls from scammers pretending to be food service inspectors.

In a typical incident, a caller will contact a restaurant claiming to be from the local or county health department and request a credit card number to pay for an inspection. The caller may also claim that there has been a complaint filed against the restaurant.

To help avoid this scam:

For more information about this scam in Ohio, at least two public health departments have issued alerts.

http://www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org/files/files/Press%20Releases/scam_inspections_11_9_16.pdf

http://www.phdmc.org/news-release/123-restaurant-inspection-scam-alert