New school supply scam hits Washington state

A book scam is making its way around Washington state schools and the rest of the U.S.

The Washington State Office of Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau are alerting people to a scam that involves sending official-looking invoices to school employees from a fake company called Scholastic School Supply for school books they did not order and have not received.

The name is similar to the publisher Scholastic, which specializes in education materials. According to a news release, the phony invoices appear to be for the same amount — $647.50 — and contain realistic but fake identification information. The BBB in Nevada has received a total of 51 complaints from consumers in 22 states, including a school in Granite Falls.

To find out more about scams or to report one, visit the BBB Scam Stopper website.