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A warning about a scam using school spirit

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –An Albany business owner has a warning about a scam that used the Dougherty County school system name to try to rip people off.

He wants to warn other business owners to be on guard and not fall victim.

Bernard Thomas said he got a telephone call from someone claiming to be from a company looking for sponsors for T-shirts for the students at Radium Springs Middle School.

He said it sent up a red flag when they asked for his credit card numbers and would not give him straight answers about the company name.  So he checked them out.

Thomas said "I called the school board. The school board told me they don't have any knowledge of local businesses sponsoring school T-shirts."

Thomas warns businesses not to be fooled and not to give out personal information to phone solicitors.

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