Scammers Pose as Cole County Health Department

7 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Friday, September 21 2012 Sep 21, 2012 Friday, September 21, 2012 10:39:00 AM CDT September 21, 2012 in News
By: KOMU 8 Staff

JEFFERSON CITY - Scammers posed as the Cole County Health Department are contacting businesses about advertisement space and t-shirts.

According to a press release from the Cole County Health Department, businesses have reported a person or persons posing as the department selling breast cancer awareness t-shirts and advertising space in the newsletter for $195.00. An investigation revealed that this business had asked the health department apbout a month ago to provide free t-shirts. The company was soliciting funding from area businesses to provide the t-shirts. The company has said they will cease selling the t-shirts. 

As a reminder, the health department does not sell t-shirts or other items, and they do not publish a newsletter. They ask people to be careful when giving out personal or business financial information. 

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