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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.

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Call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241 if you are approached by anyone falsely claiming to be a city of Pasadena employee.