Authorities in 22 states, including Missouri, are investigating a scam aimed at school districts.
There’s nothing fancy about this scam. There’s no hacking or card readers. It’s just what the Better Business Bureau calls an old time invoice scam.
It works like this: someone sends around invoices for $647.50 for workbooks.
The company name on the invoice, investigators say, is Scholastic School Supply, which is suspiciously close to Scholastic Inc., the huge educational book publisher.