Attorney General Laxalt Warns Consumers of Fire Safety Inspection Scams

January 16, 2015

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt warns businesses and consumers about a fire safety scam in which consumers receive invoices for inspections they did not request.

    “Businesses know fire safety inspections are a legitimate and a necessary expense,” said Laxalt. “But, they need to take precautions to avoid becoming victims of deceptive trade practices.”

      The Scam

      A business owner will receive an invoice requesting payment for fire safety equipment inspection, test and certification. The invoice amount will vary and lists a Las Vegas commercial mail receiving agency address and phone number. All legitimate fire inspection companies must be registered with the state. To avoid being scammed by fraudulent fire inspectors, always ask for a State Fire Marshal license number.

        What to do

        Do not pay if you have not requested or received the services. If you believe you have been contacted by fraudulent fire inspectors, please contact the Nevada Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal Division at (775) 684-7500. A complaint may also be filed with the Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection by clicking here.