It was reported today to the Izard County Sheriff’s Office that a phone scam is currently being conducted primarily targeting businesses. The scammers claim they are raising money for area schools, including the Melbourne School District. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said some businesses have been called more than once asking for money for anti-bullying and various sports programs. School officials said this is not an authorized solicitation and is in no way connected with the schools.
News Release, For Immediate Release, June 13, 2012, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 870 368 4203