The New Paltz School District issued a community alert on Tuesday, warning businesses about a scam asking them to donate to the “New Paltz High School Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education-Free Student Folder Program.”
According to a press release issued by the district, a local business owner reported that he or she was approached by someone claiming to be part of a partnership with the high school. “This is false, as the high school does not participate in any such program,” the release stated. “The man identified himself as Ed Stanton and asked for a monetary donation. He claims to represent a company called NC PROS Inc. and also provided a toll-free phone number. When researched, dozens of similar complaints appear on the internet from across the east coast.”
The district added that there might be a second person involved who identifies himself as Louis Victor.
“Be advised that this company or people claiming to be part of this company are not authorized by the New Paltz Central School District to fund raise or solicit donations for any school district purposes,” the press release stated. “Do not donate any money or give your credit card number to this or any other company unless you verify that they represent the school district.”
Anyone who believes they were a victim of this scam is asked to notify the attorney general’s office and local police.