Mentor warns residents of fake booster club scam

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MENTOR, Ohio– The city of Mentor is warning residents of a recent scam.

A company called HS Backers has contacted businesses about sponsorship opportunities, the city said. This company is not affiliated with Mentor Public Schools or any Mentor High School sports team.

“None of the advertising dollars spent with these scam artists will come back to our programs to benefit our student athletes. We find it extremely disappointing anyone would use our students’ successes for personal gain,” the city said on Facebook. “Unfortunately, this is not the first time this has happened to our sports teams.”

If you have a question about the legitimacy of a fundraiser, please contact the athletic department at 440-974-5304.

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