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.
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