VT Businesses Warned Over Local School Donation Solicitations

By Joe Gullo

Published 05/23 2014 01:58PM

Updated 05/23 2014 06:16PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. - The Vermont Attorney General's Office is warning Vermont businesses about an out-of-state business asking for donation to support the local school. 

A press release says the donation would help to pay for an advertisement that will be placed on a full-color homework folder that will be provided to students free of charge. The local businesses are being charged a lot more than it would actually cost for the folders and to deliver it to the school.

The Attorney General's Office says there may be more than one out-of-state business using this scheme. Businesses that are currently being used are Production Network Media (PNM) and Production Media Company. American Youth Group and Student Relations Inc. have used this scheme before. 

If your business has been targeted your asked to file a complaint to the Consumer Assistance Program online or to the following address: Consumer Assistance Program, 146 University Place, 103 Morrill Hall, UVM, Burlington, VT 05405.

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