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Fraud Alert: Environmental Health Inspector Scam In Pasadena
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A woman who calls herself an "environmental health inspector" is posing as a member of the Pasadena Public Health Department and running a scam on local businesses.
The impostor has reportedly been approaching local restaurants, "claiming to be there to inspect their premises for safety violations in exchange for cash payment," according to a city press release.
City of Pasadena environmental health inspectors always provide official inspection reports, always carry business cards and city ID, and never under any circumstances handle cash transactions.
Call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241 if you are approached by anyone falsely claiming to be a city of Pasadena employee.