Environmental Health issues scam alert

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Benton County Environmental Health Division is alerting restaurant establishments to a phone scam.

Environmental Health has received reports of restaurants receiving phone calls from someone identifying themselves as a Health Inspector calling from Benton County Environmental Health.

The caller has been reported to alert restaurant establishments they owe money and instructs them to provide a credit card number over the phone to pay the balance due.

The Benton County Environmental Health Division will never call demanding payment over the phone. Please do not respond by providing any type of banking or credit card information, or personal information, to the caller. If you receive a call or voicemail, hang up and report the scammer to the Sheriff's Office at 541-766-6858.