- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials are warning school districts to watch for a scam affecting schools around the country.

The attorney general’s office, the Education Department and the Better Business Bureau said in a news release that at least one Kentucky school and other schools nationwide have received invoices from Scholastic School Supply for books they never ordered. The fake invoices say they are for $647.50 for the bulk purchase of “English-Language Arts Practice Books” or $388.50 for math workbooks.

The BBB has received 90 complaints from schools in 27 states.

A joint news release advised not paying suspicious invoices but reporting them to the attorney general’s Office of Consumer Protection at https://www.ag.ky.gov/consumer or by calling (888) 432-9257.


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