Brentwood High School’s athletic department has warned its fans of a resurfaced athletics scam that affected the Williamson County Schools community over the summer.
“If you are contacted by Sports Media Marketing based in Fort Worth, TX about ad revenue to benefit Brentwood High School, DO NOT ACCEPT!!,” the message from BHS AD’s Twitter account read.
“It is a scam. We do not see a dime from them.”
Sports Media Marketing was cited by WCS superintendent Jason Golden as a scam effort that does not benefit the school system with its sales.
“This company is not affiliated with Williamson County Schools,” Golden said over the summer. “Out-of-town businesses typically do not sell products on behalf of our schools or school district. If you purchase these products for our schools, they will not be distributed. We do not accept unsolicited ‘gifts’ of spirit wear such as sponsored footballs, t-shirts, banners, posters, etc. These companies are violating Tennessee school fundraiser laws.”
BHS warned any Brentwood and Cool Springs businesses of the potential for a call from the company. These groups have been targeted in the past.
Centennial High School sent out a specific warning to its community over the third-party scam in June.
Sports Media Marketing has a one-star review by the Better Business Bureau with 21 complaints from consumers on file.