Vt. AG warning of school funding scam
MONTPELIER (AP) -- The Vermont attorney general's office is warning businesses about a telephone scam that claims to be raising money on behalf of projects at local schools.
The state says the caller claims to be calling on behalf of a school and may give the name of an administrator or teacher supposedly running the project.
The specific project may vary, but several businesses have been asked to pay for an advertisement to fund a magnet with the school's contact information.
At least one business received a follow-up email identifying the fraudulent business as being from San Antonio, Texas.
Businesses in the Bristol and Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School area have been the most recent targets, but businesses in other towns will likely also be targeted, officials say.
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