Hays HS warns parents of team-sponsorship scam

HAYS, Kan. Hays High School warns about a scam targeting people and businesses within the district.

An email to parents warns scammers are calling local businesses claiming they're a company associated with the school's boys' and girls' basketball teams.

On the call, the scammer will ask for money in order to sponsor the team. Hays High School Principal Marty Straub says the school will contact you directly with sponsorship opportunities, not through a company.

The same type of call is going around other districts including Dodge City.

"We really appreciate the parents being aware, just being aware that there's a lot of people out there trying to make money for themselves and not for our school," Straub says.