Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is warning Tucson area businesses to be on the alert for phone calls from a Texas-based sports marketing company selling advertising space on school T-shirts.
A University City restaurant operator said a saleswoman with Victory Sports of Irving, Tex., phoned him late last month, asking him to buy an ad for between $200 and $400 to be imprinted on “spirit” T-shirts. He said the saleswoman told him Victory Sports had an agreement with Normandy High School’s current athletic director to print the shirts for the school. But the athletic director said last week that there is no agreement between the school and Victory Sports. At least three other businesses in the University City Loop area also have been contacted by Victory Sports.
Victory Sports has an “F” grade with the BBB, the lowest grade possible. Last year, the Dallas BBB issued a news warning, alerting small businesses to watch out for telemarketing calls from Victory Sports and another Irving company called IMG Integrated, also with an “F” grade. The warning said the BBB had received numerous complaints from small businesses nationwide, alleging the companies used (more…)