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South Hill Fundraiser Scam

Press Release From Spokane County Sheriff:

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - On Monday, March 26th, a south hill resident made a Crime Check report referencing an individual that contacted her at her residence on Friday, March 23rd.  The resident said a 17-18 year old male came to her residence and said he was selling magazine subscriptions for a fundraiser benefiting the Ferris High School soccer team.  The resident gave the young man a $55 check happy to support her local high school.  The company selling the magazine subscriptions was Blue Diamond Subscriptions. 

On Monday the resident found out Ferris was not involved in any type of fundraiser for the soccer team.  After receiving the report Sheriff's Office investigators contacted the Spokane Office of the Better Business Bureau.  One of their investigators researched Blue Diamond Subscriptions and found they were out of Arizona.  There had been a complaint made to the Phoenix Office of the BBB reference this company.  The Phoenix office of the BBB attempted to contact Blue Diamond two times without any success. 
 
The local Office of the BBB has initiated an investigation into this alleged business as they are not registered in Washington State through the Secretary of the State.  Citizens are advised to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233 if they are contacted by individuals representing this business.  Citizens are also asked to contact the local Office of the BBB at 509-455-4200 if they are contacted by this business as well.
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