Scholastic School Supply Scam uncovered by The Better Business Bureau
September 24, 2014 The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has recently been receiving complaints against Scholastic School Supply. Consumers reaching out to the BBB allege that the operation is sending false invoices to schools and school districts throughout the country in the amount of $647.50 for a bulk purchase of text books that were never requested or received. The only contact information available on the invoices is an email address which consumers report does not respond to messages, a phone number which routes to a series of voice mail boxes, and mail drop addresses in either Sewell, New Jersey or Las Vegas, Nevada. Although the entity lists addresses in New Jersey and Nevada on its invoicing, the BBB has been unable to locate any corporation filings, business licensing, or otherwise required business entity documentation for it in either state to substantiate a physical location. With numbers continuing to rise in increments of as many as 15 complaints a day, it is recommended that charter schools and their back-office providers check all invoices from this vendor to ensure that the invoice matches an actual Purchase Order before processing payment. Fraudulent invoices should be reported to the Federal Trade Commission at (877) 382-4357. www.ftc.gov.