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Police issue warning after scammers target northern Ohio school district




Police in Ohio have issued a warning after Port Clinton City Schools notified them of a scam operation.

Several local businesses notified the school district that they were contacted by an entity representing themselves as “Sports Media,” according to Chief Rob Hickman of Port Clinton PD.

They claim to be selling advertising for the district’s spring sports calendar.

Hickman said the school district is not affiliated with the organization is any way.

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“Searching the company name, address and phone number shows multiple complaints nationwide for similar activity. This is a scam,” Hickman said in a statement.

The Federal Trade Commission says if you’ve lost money to a phone scam or have information about the company or scammer who called you, report it at

If you didn’t lose money and just want to report a call, you can use their streamlined reporting form at

Report the number that appears on your caller ID — even if you think it might be fake — and any number you’re told to call back.

The FTC analyzes complaint data and trends to identify illegal callers based on calling patterns. They also use additional information you report, like any names or numbers you’re told to call back, to track down scammers.

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