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Arkansans warned of new marketing scheme involving sports

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Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says a predatory marketing scheme is duping local businesses into paying hundreds of dollars for sports merchandise.

ARKANSAS, USA — A new scam in Arkansas has Attorney General Leslie Rutledge contacting school districts statewide.

Rutledge says a predatory marketing scheme is duping local businesses into paying hundreds of dollars for sports merchandise, t-shirts and athletic event items such as banners and cups by telling them the purchases help support local teams.  

These unsolicited items are often delivered directly to the athletic director or addressed to the “cheer coach” or someone similar who can never use the items, Rutledge explained. As a result, the scammed business’s merchandise remains in the…

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