Beware of local fundraising scam PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:45

• Daily Leader staff report

Someone has been trying to obtain funds under the guise of helping the college. However, the effort is not associated with the college at all, according to Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Public Information Director Andrea Yoxall.
“If anyone in the Liberal area has been contacted over the telephone to sponsor or purchase an item or advertising, it may not be endorsed through (SCCC/ATS),” Yoxall noted in a press release this morning.
“A Melissa Brandenburg has been soliciting local businesses on behalf of SCCC/ATS. However, she does not have the endorsement of SCCC/ATS,” Yoxall continued.
She went on to mention which legitimate college groups are raising funds.
“Currently, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) are asking for donations for a cash drawing, the Saints Basketball Team is soliciting donations online and Women’s Basketball and Softball teams and the Men’s Baseball Team are soliciting donations through the mail. SIFE will also be selling ads for the fair booklet,” she noted.
“No groups are using telemarketers for sponsorships or advertising,” Yoxall concluded.
Anyone with any questions, should contact the office of public information at (620) 417-1125.

 
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