Lincoln-Way Email Phishing ScamThursday, October 11, 2018
District officials have been made aware of an email phishing scam that has resurfaced in the Lincoln-Way area. Individuals claiming to work for a custom t-shirt and spirit wear company have sent emails to local Lincoln-Way area businesses claiming to have sponsorship opportunities available through t-shirt and product sales. The individuals sending these emails have no association with Lincoln-Way.
Residents and/or business owners who receive solicitation asking for a financial donation in exchange for sponsorship of Lincoln-Way spirit wear and/or accessories should not offer financial information or payment of any form. Any donations made to this individual will not benefit the students or operations of District 210. Additionally, any donation made will not result in a Lincoln-Way sponsorship of companies or individuals.
Anyone in the Lincoln-Way area who has donated money to individuals claiming to be associated with the spirit wear company should file a report with their local police station.
Lincoln-Way would like to remind local businesses of Board Policy 8:25: Advertising and Distributing Materials in Schools Provided by Non-School Related Entities. More information regarding Advertising for Commercial Companies and Political Candidates or Parties can be found on BoardDocs.