Here’s why it’s a good idea to ask for identification and verify credentials if an OSHA inspector knocks on your door:

A paroled felon who allegedly posed as a Cal/OSHA inspector and threatened several minority-owned small businesses in the Los Angeles area with fines for bogus safety violations was recently arrested in a sting operation after a business owner agreed to be wired and pass marked money to the suspect.

The suspect, Mark Dwayne Jackson, presented false OSHA identification cards and threatened owners with heavy fines and penalties unless they agreed to a cash settlement.