Harlan School Officials warn about poster scam

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April 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Harlan Community School District are warning local businesses about a company which is conducting unauthorized sales of HCS Cyclone posters. High School Activities Director Mitch Osborn said businesses in the Harlan area are getting calls and e-mails from Millennium Products LLC, in an attempt to sell an ad on their 11×17 HCHS color football poster, with prices nearly 4 times the amount local businesses and service groups sell their sponsorships for.

Osborn says, the groups pop up from time to time, and he wants area advertisers to know that not one dime comes back to the school system or booster club, while a portion of the funds raised from the Lions Club, Harlan Newspaper and our sister station KNOD, are donated back to the community.

Millennium Products is not associated with the school system, nor is it associated with the posters and sponsorships promoted by the Harlan Lions Club, Harlan Newspaper or KNOD. Osborn said often the groups will print a handful of posters, mail them just to the advertisers and leave town with the cash.

(7-a.m. News)