Sheriff’s Dept. Warns of Charlevoix County Phone Scam

The Sheriff's Department in Charlevoix County is warning citizens and business owners of a phone scam happening around the area.

The Sheriff says a company called “Hometown Publishing” calls people and offers advertisement space on a local map that will feature Boyne City, East Jordan and the county area.

The sales pitch is high pressure and asks for credit card payment over the phone.

“Hometown Publishing” is also telling people it is endorsed by the Sheriff's Department.

The Sheriff's Department wants people to know they have never endorsed that company and is not endorsing and advertisement from the company at this time.