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Fake health inspectors targeting LA eateries

People are shown dining at a restaurant in this undated file photo.

March 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Phony health inspectors may be targeting Los Angeles county restaurants.

Officials said local eateries have been receiving calls from people requesting personal employee information.

Investigators said the scam artists are also setting up fake inspection dates.

In such cases, officials are advising restaurant owners and managers to ask for a name and number and contact police.