Beaufort County businesses and nonprofits beware: A company soliciting money on behalf of Hilton Head Island High School is not affiliated with the school nor the district, according to a district news release.
A company calling itself Boost Sports has contacted area business and nonprofits about purchasing sports-related items such as stadium banners and T-shirts, the release said.
Boost Sports, apparently a new name for Touchdown Sports, has an F rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Touchdown Sports struck the area last spring when it fraudulently solicited sponsorships on behalf of Bluffton High School.
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“Businesses and nonprofits should be wary of any cold-call or e-mail solicitation they receive from sales people who claim to be associated with schools,” superintendent Jeff Moss said in the release. “If a sales rep claims to be associated with a school, it’s a simple matter to call that school for verification.”
The Fort Worth, Texas-based company targeted Charleston as well, The Post and Courier reports.
School districts across the country — from Iowa to Alabama to Montana —have issued alerts about the company, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.