Last week, the Vermont Attorney General's Office warned business owners of a phone and email scam. The calls and emails come from an out-of-state business claiming to raise money for a local school. The scammers tell the business owner that they will support the school by buying a local advertisement, which will be placed on a homework folder. In turn, that folder will be given to the student at no cost.
The business may be using the names, "PNM," Production Network Media and "PMC," Production Media Company, according to the Vermont Attorney General. In the past, "American Youth Group" and "Student Relations Inc." have also used this model to solicit funds from local businesses.
If your business has been a target of this scam, please file a complaint with the Vermont Consumer Assistance Program, www.uvm.edu/consumer.