I found an interesting article recently on the ICA website. Apparently, a man has been visiting local businesses posing as an OSHA inspector and claiming to find violations. The man displays some official looking documents and claims to be a compliance inspector. Claiming to find a violation, he demands payment and offers a discount if payment is made immediately in cash.
The Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) states that a compliance officer will always be able to show credentials (like a police officer) and would never issue a citation in the field or ask for money (DUH!!!) Not the best scam I’ve heard of this week, but creative nonetheless.
Chad T. Snow is a workers compensation attorney in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona with the firm of Snow & Carpio, PLC. He can be reached at (602) 532-0700, (520) 647-9000, or through the firm’s website at Snow, Carpio, and Weekley.