Fire Safety Billing Scam Targets Local Businesses
The following information was received from the Eureka Police Department:
In September of 2014, Humboldt Bay Fire released a warning of a fire safety billing scam, which at the time, had not been reported in Humboldt County. Today
Humboldt Bay Fire alerted the Eureka Police Department that a local business had received a fraudulent invoice from the company claiming to be “RMZ Fire Safety.”
The invoice indicates “Annual State Required Fire Safety Equipment Inspection” and bills for the amount of $413.11. The local business recalled seeing the news release in September and alerted Humboldt Bay Fire.
Humboldt Bay Fire and the City of Eureka do not bill for inspections of commercial businesses. The only billing associated with Humboldt Bay Fire is related to false alarms and mandated multi-unit apartment complex inspections. Always look carefully over any invoices before paying them to ensure services have been received.