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Authorities alert public about billing scam

NORTH COAST - Humboldt Bay Fire and Eureka Police warn of a billing scam on the North Coast.

Tuesday, authorities say a local business received a fraudulent invoice from a company claiming to be “RMZ Fire Safety” allegedly out of Walnut Creek.” The bogus company sent the bill asking payment for an annual state required fire safety equipment inspection totaling $413.11.

The business alertly contacted law enforcement. Humboldt bay Fire and the City of Eureka never charge for inspections of commercial businesses.

Police say to always look carefully over any invoice before paying them.