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Arcadia Police Department
Thursday November 17th, 2011 :: 10:22 a.m. PST


Business Alert: LA Co. District Attorney Warns of Phony Fire Inspectors

L.A. County District Attorney warns of phony fire inspectors
News Release- Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office

Nov. 17, 2011

Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley warned today that scam artists claiming to be fire inspectors are targeting businesses in Los Angeles County and throughout the state.

The District Attorney, in a Consumer Alert, advised businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for the phony inspectors who claim to be inspecting fire extinguishers, smoke alarms or sprinkle systems.

Cooley said the “inspectors” trick employees into signing documents that are used to bill the business owner. The District Attorney noted that local fire departments conduct such inspections. They do not charge fees.

Those who suspect suspicious activity were urged to contact local law enforcement or fire departments, or the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Public Affairs Section at (323) 881-2411.

The latest Consumer Alert is available on the Los Angeles District Attorney’s website at

Shiara Dávila-Morales
Media Relations Division
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
(213) 974-6724
(213) 974-3528

(Forwarded by Arcadia Police Department)

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