If you received a letter saying your child is eligible for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars, Shippensburg Area District is warning parent that this letter is a scam.

Officials say you should not pay for the membership and letters were sent out regardless of any a child having any academic achievements.

These letters often come on fancy letterhead with gold seals and extra inserts proclaiming the prestige and opportunity of their offer, but officials say the awards are no more than a purchased data base for high school names and addresses looking to sell accolades.