How The Health Inspection Scam Works:
If you own a restaurant or any other business that sells food, you are a potential target of scammers who call and recommend themselves as health inspectors from the national authority that deals with food quality control. Depending on your country, state or province, these could be FSIS – Food Safety and Inspection Service in the United States, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Australian Food Safety Inspection Company, UK Food Standards Agency, etc ). How does the scam work?
Watch the video below to see the Health Inspection scam exposed:
The crooks call and – very professional – will warn you about phony complaints customers had about your business and require personal information about your business.
Sometimes they even schedule a visit to your place, posing as food inspectors, in order to get access to your private financial info.
How To Avoid The Health Inspector Scam:
If they visit you, ask to see ID – and if they are flashing it fast before even starting to talk, don’t hesitate to ask to see it again. Check it well, as all the real organizations have official IDs. If it’s only over the phone, never give personal information, regardless where they’re calling from.
How To Report The Health Inspector Scam:
Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) using the link below:
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