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Danbury Police Warn Of Fake 'Health Inspector' Targeting Nail Salons

Danbury Police warn businesses of a caller posing as a "health inspector" and asking for payment.
Danbury Police warn businesses of a caller posing as a "health inspector" and asking for payment. Photo Credit: Danbury Police website

DANBURY, Conn. -- The Danbury Police Department warned businesses of a person posing as "health inspector" for the city and charging businesses for inspections.

The male caller will call unsuspecting businesses and identify himself as a city of Danbury Health Inspector and demand credit card prepayments over the phone for an inspection that will be performed the following day. The caller is specifically targeting nail salons.

The Danbury Police Department and the Danbury Health & Human Services Department offered these reminders to residents:

  • All City of Danbury Health Inspectors have city of Danbury ID Badges. They will also provide official written documentation of all inspections.
  • Danbury Health Inspectors will not call ahead to schedule an inspection. All inspections are done unannounced.
  • City of Danbury Health Inspectors do not take cash or credit/debit cards.
  • Any fees accessed or due, the business owner would be contacted via certified mail only.
  • Letters for license renewal are always sent out in May.

If in doubt, businesses can verify any city of Danbury Health Inspector's status by contacting Danbury Health & Human Services Department at 203-797-4625.

If you receive one of the suspicious calls inquiring about prepayment for an inspection, contact the Danbury Police Department 203-797-4611.

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