Scam alert for Greene County restaurants

Greene County News

XENIA — Greene County Public Health was recently notified by Public Health Dayton-Montgomery County that two local restaurants in Montgomery County reported that there is an individual who is impersonating a Public Health official and contacting local restaurants in an attempt to solicit credit card information.

The caller is claiming that there has been a complaint filed against the business and that Public Health is requiring a fee to come out and do an inspection. The caller is then asking for the restaurant to provide credit card information over the phone.

Restaurant management should report any suspicious calls to the local police department. For questions or more information call 937-374-5600.

Greene County Public Health is designed to protect and improve the health of the community. Providing affordable direct care services to children and pregnant women, dental care, WIC, special services to families with medical and developmental needs, school inspections, general operations, nuisance abatement, rabies, and other environmental health investigations.

The department ensures food and water are safe, protection from disease, and readiness to respond to emergencies. The organization was created by Ohio Revised Code 3707 and 3709 in 1920. The mission is to prevent disease, protect our environment, and promote healthy communities and wellness in Greene County.

Story courtesy of the Greene County Public Health Department.

Story courtesy of the Greene County Public Health Department.