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Horne Warns Consumers To Beware Of Mail Scam
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is warning consumers and small businesses to be on the lookout for an "official notification" from a government agency. Horne said the mail comes from the "Labor Standards Compliance Office" and asks for a $295 fee, in return for providing "up-to-date" information that is not required.
“It’s a scam and people should be aware of it, and anytime you receive something that looks like it comes from the government but you’re not sure, you should call the government office and find out,” Horne said.
He said the sender is not affiliated with the government in any way, and nothing they offer is needed to comply with any law. Horne said the letters come from a private group that has no oversight or government role.