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If Mayor Ginther is sliding into your DMs, it’s most likely spam

Unless @mayor_ginther is sliding into your DMs to thank you for being an upstanding citizen or “haha, aw”‘ing at your Insta story of your pup, it’s most likely, @mayor_ginther_ AKA an imposter.

A fake Instagram handle has been created to impersonate Columbus’ Mayor Andrew Ginther.

The account has been sending private messages to users about how to get $500,000 federal funding.

The feed is identical to Mayor Ginther’s verified account (though the fake one is shorter) but don’t be fooled.

Real account: @mayor_ginther

Fake account: @mayor_ginther_ (note the extra underscore)

Report the impersonator by clicking on the three dots next to the account name.

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