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CSFD warns of Fire Marshal imposter soliciting fees for business inspections

Posted at 6:07 PM, Mar 31, 2023

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Colorado Springs Fire Department is warning businesses in our area of a Fire Marshal imposter seeking money from businesses.

CSFD tells us the person charges companies for their "work". CSFD inspectors will not request payments or collect money while doing inspections, while you may be invoiced for specific inspections, payments are not collected by the inspectors themselves.

"Be diligent in who you hire and if someone is dropping in on you it's worth taking a second look at," says Deputy Fire Marshal Kris Cooper.

CSFD inspectors will always have proper ID card credentials with them, just because
someone is in uniform does not mean they are legitimate, asking for credentials is always okay if something seems off.

You can see CSFD's initial post on the matter below.

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