Dawson Springs Independent School System Warns of Donation Scam

One Hopkins County school district is warning families about a new scam soliciting donations.

Posted: Apr 26, 2021 1:43 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2021 1:51 PM

The Dawson Springs Independent School System (DSISS) in Hopkins County is warning families about a new scam soliciting monetary donations.

According to DSISS, a new scam is making its rounds in the community, and the scammers are posing as affiliates of the district.

The district said Monday that the scammers are asking for donations with promises that the money will go toward underprivileged individuals.

"It has been brought to our attention that there is a scam going on," district officials said Monday. "Our school district is NOT asking for monetary donations to give to underprivileged individuals."

The district's statement goes on to indicate that the scam is spreading on social media.

Anyone who receives any type of solicitation involving the school district has been asked the report it.

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