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Warning Issued About Fire Inspection Scam In Santa Barbara County

There’s a warning about a fire inspection scam targeting businesses and residents in Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara County prosecutors say people in the county have been getting bogus invoices from a company called Red Mountain Security and Fire Protection, or RMS. The invoices are for inspections which never happened, but the paperwork demands $300-$400 in payment.

Investigators say a number of the bogus invoices have turned up in the county. They’re asking people who get them to contact the DA’s office.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.