Most of us have seen our fair share of Halloween revelers dressed up as cops or other law enforcement types.  But people disguising themselves as representatives of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement?

According to this press release, some group calling itself the California Labor Compliance Bureau is issuing what appear to be citations demanding payment of a $275 fee in exchange for updated labor posters.  The DLSE wants you to know that they aren’t affiliated with this group and that employers need "to be vigilant about scams." 

I don’t care how realistic the costume is.  It can’t be as scary as actual DLSE personnel showing up unannounced at your workplace.

And before anyone scams you into paying $275 for workplace postings, check the DLSE’s website, where it lists the required postings and lets you download them for free.