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Potential Scam Alert

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, Temple Station deputies took an attempted report of theft by false pretenses. A local dentist reported that sometime in February, 2021, a company (Do-It-All Fire Services) purporting to be a fire inspection service working on behalf of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, showed up at their business and stated that they were there to conduct a fire inspection of the building. The office manager asked them if the service was free and they replied that it was. A few weeks later the dentist received an invoice in the mail for $500 for the fire inspection. The dentist did not pay the invoice and they were not going to report the incident until Los Angeles County Station Fire Department Station 44 showed up at their business to conduct a “real” fire inspection. The office manager showed the fire fighters the invoice and they stated that it was a scam and that they do not contract out fire inspection services to private companies. Please call Temple Station at 626-285-7171 if anyone other than fire fighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department show up at your business to conduct a fire inspection.

( Example of fake invoice from Do-It-All Fire Services )