Okaloosa Fraud Alert

Police in Okaloosa County are investigating a fraud scheme targeting local businesses.

The businesses are promised specific ads, or believe they are buying advertising, that will directly benefit a local school.

Investigators say the out-of-state companies keep the money and don’t always follow through with the promised promotions.

Deputies say you should use caution and do your homework when dealing with out-of-town firms claiming to be working on behalf of area schools.