An Ohio State reporter working with Eleven Warriors will have to be a little more cautious moving forward if he receives a message from a Buckeyes assistant coach.

Kevin Harrish of Eleven Warriors says he received text messages from an unknown phone number in Missouri. When the reporter asked for a name to go with the number, a scammer responded with “Brian Hartline.”

The imposter attempted to get Harrish to purchase Apple gift cards for a “presentation,” while posing as the Ohio State wide receivers coach and new pass game coordinator. Rather than just ignore the text messages, Harrish had some fun with the scammer.

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After seeing the story, the REAL Brian Hartline commented on Twitter:

It’s probably not the wisest move to attempt to scam an Ohio State reporter while pretending to be an assistant coach. Thena again, it’s really not wise to scam anyone ever.

So, beware, Buckeye Nation. If you get a text message from “Brian Hartline,” you might want to double-check that phone number.