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Fake food inspectors target Iowa restaurants

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - State officials say fake food inspectors have again popped up at restaurants in Iowa.

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals says in a news release Wednesday that people posing as inspectors appear to be targeting ethnic restaurants in Scott County and central Iowa.

The scam involves a person posing as a food inspector who promises restaurant owners a license renewed license in exchange for a $5 payment by credit card.

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