Montco. Health Dept.: Scammers Target Restaurants

The Montgomery County Health Department is sending out an urgent warning to restaurants and other eateries concerning a scam.

Officials at the Health Department have received calls from businesses ordering them to pay fines for violations. The scammer calls the restaurant and tells the owner to send money via a green dot prepaid debit card. All fines to be paid to the County’s Health Department are made through checks and money orders. Any business that gets a call telling them they owe a fine, is asked to call the health department at 610-278-5117.