For Immediate Release
September 8, 2006
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible fraudulent
solicitation scheme that targets local businesses. Deputies want to alert
business owners to use caution and do your homework when dealing with
out-of-town firms claiming to be working on behalf of area schools.
Recently there have been reports of mail and telephone calls soliciting
advertising from local companies. The businesses are promised specific ads - or
believe they are buying advertising - that will directly benefit a local school.
Investigators however say the out-of-state companies retain the proceeds and
don’t always follow through with the promised promotions.
Any local business having experienced a si
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