Conway Urges School Districts To Inspect Invoices Closely

Sep 22, 2014

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is again warning of a scam. But this time, it’s school districts, not individual consumers who are being targeted.  

Conway says a Kentucky school and at least one in Indiana are among several nationwide that have received book invoices for hundreds of dollars from a company calling itself “Scholastic School Supply”.  A press release from the Kentucky attorney general's office indicates the company in question should not be confused with Scholastic, Inc. an established company that calls the scammers actions a “fraudulent” use of its name and trademark.

Since August, the Better Business Bureau says it has received 90 complaints from 27 states related to the scam.  

Kentucky’s Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says it’s unfortunate that schools “now have to contend with scam artists who seek to undermine their work and the progress of Kentucky’s children.”