Don't Be a Victim of This Poster Scam
It’s time to start updating those labor law postings to ensure compliance with the Department of Labor. Unfortunately, it’s also time for “compliance partners” to send threatening emails pushing their products. Disguised as simple, all-encompassing bundles to make your organization compliant, the packages can cost you anywhere from $30 to $200, plus shipping! If you are like many people, thinking about compliance and Department of Labor rules and regulations elicits extreme anxiety. Therefore, a compliance partner packaging everything in a nice bundle seems like a steal. Who wouldn’t pay this amount to ensure your organization will be safe in the event of an audit?!
However, shortly after completing the order, you’ll start to receive emails threatening fines up to $2,000 for non-compliance with DOL standards unless you purchase updated posters at high costs. Some scammers will even send invoices for a second payment on the posters. These companies and emails are a scam, and, unfortunately, it’s becoming a common occurrence.
So what should you do? Save your money! All the postings you need for your organization are found online and downloadable for FREE here. We even have them available for download in our Resource Library for your convenience. So send back those 20 giant posters from your “compliance partner,” request a refund, and check out our library now. We will even laminate them for you if you would like!
Chloe Perry is ABN's Director of Programs and Special Events. She graduated from the UT Knoxville College of Social Work, where she received an MSSW with a concentration in Management, Leadership, and Community Practice. She is passionate about serving local nonprofits by providing quality services. While in school, she completed internships with numerous nonprofits across Tennessee, including Youth Villages, UT's Child & Adolescent Development Lab, and Knoxville Leadership Foundation. She is a member of Young Professionals of Knoxville (YPK) and serves as an advisor for high schoolers through Johnson University's Urban Alliance.