Lowndes High School Warns of Potential Scam

-- Valdosta, Ga. -- April 22, 2012 --

Local business in Lowndes County are being targeted by a company called Halftime Sports of Texas. The company says it's connected to the Lowndes High School football program. The only problem: Lowndes High School has never heard of them.

The callers identify themselves using the names Nikki or Courtney. They're asking businesses to place ads on T-shirts. They say those T-shirts will be distributed at Lowndes High School football games.

One Valdosta resident, Elaine Grice, said "If you're going to get a phone call and you're really not sure that those people are legit with what they're saying then if I'm calling and I AM legit and I'm being honest about it, people can't separate those two things."

Another resident, Tammy Hauser, said "that's why it's so important to be careful with what information you give out over the phone. And to do a little background check before you give any approval or any money to anybody.. it's to know what you're giving to."

The school system says that any requests for donations will come from official school system employees.

The Lowndes High School Vikings first regular season game is on August, 31.


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  • by Sam Location: I Am on Apr 24, 2012 at 08:34 PM
    This is hilarious! Ego will drive idiots to pay to have their name or company's name on a shirt, just to be associated with Lowndes football. I'm all for the kids who actually compete in the sport, but the adults who surround the program just ruin it for me. Those who steal and those who cannot move past their former high school glory and leap into 2012 are so very, very sad. Bud you may have been the greatest quarterback/center/linebacker ever in '69, '79, '89, or '99, but today I just need you to put the groceries in the back of my SUV, or edge my lawn. A fool and his money are soon parted. These folks are gonna get rich from this town!
  • by Alfred Higgins on Apr 24, 2012 at 02:22 AM
    Wow! Scammers just won't stop at anything to steal people's money. And this new t-shirt ad scam is such a great and convincing idea. And it makes me wonder. If these scammers would use their brain to do good for others, they might just do the world a lot of wonders.
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