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County businesses warned about bogus fire inspection scams

 

Last updated 9/7/2018 at 4:32pm



RIVERSIDE – Riverside County businesses need to be alert to a scam involving individuals passing themselves off as official fire equipment technicians and asking for immediate payment to service fire extinguishers, county officials said.

According to the fire department, the scam came to light after an undisclosed number of commercial outlets were contacted by representatives claiming to be from a Gilroy-based company.

Officials said the firm is not under contract with the county and has not been authorized to conduct inspections on behalf of the fire department.

The individuals that h...



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