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State and BBB join to fight school scam

Washington schools hit with phony bills

 

Leo James website

NO SUCH SUPPLIES: School employees have been receiving invoices such as this, always for the same amount and always for school supplies that were never ordered.

The Washington State Office of Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau have joined together to help consumers avoid a school book scam making the rounds to schools in Washington and across the country.

School employees have reported receiving official-looking invoices from a fake company called Scholastic School Supply for some books, often math workbooks, they did not order and have not received.

The name is similar to the publisher Scholastic, which specializes in educational materials. Scammers often use names that are similar to well-known businesses to make their scams seem legitimate.

All the phony invoices appear to be for the same amount-$647.50-and contain realistic bu...



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