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Hawai‘i BBB Reports Labor Law Poster Scam

February 8, 2017, 10:55 AM HST
* Updated February 8, 10:57 AM
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Hawai‘i’s Better Business Bureau warns the public about a labor law poster scam.

Hawai‘i’s Better Business Bureau recently received a call from a party at (202) 838-0422 who claimed to be a representative for the Hawai‘i Labor Law Poster.

The caller stated that she needed to review some information.

Rather than allowing the caller to control the conversation, the BBB employee asked the caller to repeat who is calling and from where. The caller repeated the Hawai‘i Labor Law Poster and stated that she was calling from Lansing, Michigan, although the caller ID showed Washington. D,C.

The caller stated that a letter had been sent to the Hawai‘i BBB office and that the BBB had done business with them in 2010; later the caller changed the year to 2009.

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The caller stated that if the BBB did not have an updated labor law poster, they could be fined and that they could purchase a poster from them.

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After the BBB had told the caller that the poster could be received free of charge from a government agency, the representative said they would make a note of that and terminated the call.

There is a chance that this company may be calling other Hawai‘i businesses prompting them to purchase a new Labor Law poster, which can be obtained free of charge from the United States Department of Labor or the State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

The company that sent the initial letter to Hawai‘i’s BBB, The Mandatory Poster Agency Inc., currently has an F rating with the BBB.

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If other businesses have received a similar letter or call, they should be sure not to give out any personal information or make any purchases and report the call to the BBB. Scam reports can be made using the BBB Scam Tracker.

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