Beware this scam
December 6, 2008
I would like to use this column as a public announcement. We, at Basalt High School, have been inundated with solicitations from marketing companies. These companies have been calling local businesses asking for funds to help the athletic department. They are quite “good” with this, as they have looked up our schedules, and are using specific dates and events as a selling point.
Having several new staff members, these things look like easy money – so a “yes” comment probably started the ball rolling. But if you listened to your mama when she said, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” ” you would have been correct in this case.
Please be careful when contributing to these companies, as I sincerely doubt that we will receive any, or much, of the money promised. If you should have any questions about whether a company’s legitimacy, please don’t hesitate to call our main office, 384-5959 or my office, 384-5957.
I’m not sure if any of the other schools are being plagued by this corruption, but thought a “heads up” was in order. Our local businesses work too hard to be taken in by a scam.
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