Published: Feb 05, 2011 2:11 AM EST
Updated: Feb 04, 2011 11:13 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- An officer at the corrections facility picked up the phone. 

On the other line, was a person with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Or so he thought. 

The person was wondering where to send the bill for the OSHA handbooks the office ordered. Luckily, the officer knew they never bought the books. 

But if LCSO wasn't up to date on their books, all the scammers would have done is send an invoice to their purchasing department. And it would have been an instant $500 in their pocket. 

Now officers are warning other small businesses to watch out. 

OSHA is a legitimate government organization, but someone is posing at the agency. And it could cost you or your small business hundreds of dollars.