OSHA alerts businesses to email scam
February 01, 2016
Washington — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has learned of some businesses receiving fraudulent emails from scammers posing as the Department of Labor.
The email advises recipients to download a guide to avoid being fined. The email had the subject: “OSHA Regulations — Avoid being fined.” While the sender may appear to be OSHA, — firstname.lastname@example.org — it’s not an OSHA-generated email.
OSHA advises business owners who have received a message fitting the description to delete the message immediately and not click on any links. OSHA has alerted the appropriate authorities to the activity.