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Health Department Warns of Inspection Scam

BISHOPVILLE – The Worcester County Health Department warns local businesses about scammers pretending to be health department inspectors.
WCHD recently received reports of callers identifying themselves as local health inspectors and attempting to schedule inspections at local restaurants.  The callers are attempting to use business information fraudulently.
The health department issues the following reminders to local
*The health department does not call restaurants to schedule “emergency inspections.”

*Each health inspector carries a state of Maryland (MDHMH) picture identification with his or her name displayed on the front. 

The identification never includes an identification number. Local health inspectors also carry a Worcester County Health Department identification badge.

*Do not hesitate to contact the Worcester County Health Department with any questions regarding inspectors, inspector identity, or inspection procedures at 410-352-3234.

*Worcester County health inspectors will never ask for or accept money for an inspection.

*Do not give personal, private or detailed business information to anyone over the phone.