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Kennewick Police: Beware of Scam Targeting Local Businesses

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - Kennewick police want people to beware of a scam targeting local businesses.

The scam involves a caller claiming to be with a government agency notifying the business that they need to buy employee regulations posters.

The scammer says officers will fine the company if they don not have the information posted in their office and asks for a credit card number to pay for the posters.

"Those are things that you can get at no charge. Those are not things that you're going to have to order over the phone and the government is not going to be calling and asking for those. It falls in those things where people just don't think about it and they just go ahead and act on it," said Mike Blatman with the Kennewick Police Department.

Police say any time someone asks for your credit card number over the phone and you did not initiate the call, it is most likely a scam.