- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s attorney general has issued a consumer alert about a scam targeting school districts by sending phony invoices for products never ordered or delivered.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the scam involves a bogus company named Scholastic School Supply. One Rochester-area school district contacted Schneiderman’s office to report receiving an invoice in the amount of $657.50 for an English Language Arts Practice Book that was never purchased or supplied.

At least four other school districts in New York State have also reported receiving these invoices.

The Better Business Bureau has reported that, as of earlier this month, it has received at least 51 complaints from school districts in 22 states and over 2,300 inquiries regarding this scam.

The fake company has no affiliation with Scholastic Inc., a well-known publisher.

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