Scam artist impersonates newspaper customer service representative – Times Reporter

NEW PHILADELPHIA – A scam artist apparently is impersonating Times-Reporter customer service representatives.

A city resident told police Wednesday that he had received a bill which appeared to come from the newspaper. It told him to call a 1-800 number. The call was apparently transferred to another person, who offered the caller a $100 Walmart gift card. When the complainant asked the subject if they were from The Times-Reporter, the person hung up.

The number does not belong to The Times-Reporter and the newspaper is not offering Walmart gift cards.

Times-Reporter home delivery customer service representatives may be reached by calling 330-364-8387 or 800-497-3583 or emailing

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