Caribou school officials warn of possible scam

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff
Posted Aug. 09, 2011, at 5:49 p.m.

CARIBOU, Maine — Caribou School Department officials are urging the public to be aware of a possible scam perpetrated by unknown individuals who have been calling area residents on the school’s behalf.

David Wakana, the assistant principal at Caribou High School, said Tuesday that officials are not sure if it is a scam, but it is not something that has been endorsed by the school or by the Eastern Aroostook RSU.

Wakana said citizens have reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be from All American Sports Company. The entity is attempting to sell advertising for Caribou High School’s upcoming fall sport schedule.

“This is not affiliated with the high school and this is nothing that we have endorsed,” said Wakana. “We are not sure if this is a scam, but the high school is not selling any advertisements at this time.”

Wakana urged residents not to give out their credit card information to these individuals or send them any money.

The assistant principal said school officials first became aware of the scam when an individual from All American Sports Company tried to get the Caribou Police Department to buy an advertisement.

A Google search for All American Sports Company Tuesday brought up no results for companies with that name in Maine.

The Caribou Police Department is looking into the matter but could not discuss the case Tuesday.

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