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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, — mailer@osha.gov — 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.