Fiji Time: 4:36 AM on Saturday 5 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Beware of fake inspectors

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AFTER dealing with people guised as police officers, LTA officials and FEA meter readers, a warning has been issued by the Health Ministry to be on the lookout for people impersonating health inspectors.

Health spokeswoman Evelyn Mani said reports were received that a person visited businesses obtaining money under the pretext of being a health inspector.

"He demands for a business licence before inspecting the premises," said Ms Mani. "This person also informs the trader that his two colleagues are in the area inspecting other businesses.

"While at the same time, demands $15 be paid so the Health Ministry can issue a chart of how to operate the business.

"In one incident, this impersonator informed the restaurant owner that a spot fine of $500 will be issued for leaving plates and cups on a table that was left behind by a customer.

"The impersonator also demanded for $10 under the pretext that he would bring a rodent control pack and that he had to rush off to assist his colleague as hot water was thrown onto her by a restaurant owner."

Ms Mani said business operators must check valid photo identification from persons claiming to be health inspectors and urged that people contact the police or Health Ministry if businesses encounter such people.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61460.5956
JPY 56.533653.5336
GBP 0.30500.2970
EUR 0.41860.4066
NZD 0.73410.7011
AUD 0.66670.6417
USD 0.46810.4511

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 4th September 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Freedom fighter shown the way out
  2. History in the making
  3. 'Pay up'
  4. No 'abuse'
  5. Australia clears the air on support
  6. Drinking party turns to tragedy as woman, 50, dies
  7. Boks case dropped
  8. Do not be misled leaders - Kaunisela
  9. Abs reveal pool plans
  10. Queries over legality of vanua trust

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  2. Leaders hit back at PM Monday (31 Aug)
  3. Nadolo gets $2 for RWC Sunday (30 Aug)
  4. Sexual taboo Wednesday (02 Sep)
  5. Nightclub employee charged with murder Tuesday (01 Sep)
  6. Fear of losing iTaukei language Monday (31 Aug)
  7. A taxi for his 21st birthday Wednesday (02 Sep)
  8. $14b man Thursday (03 Sep)
  9. 43 on radar Monday (31 Aug)
  10. Natuva: Military transition may take 5 years Thursday (03 Sep)