1000s of middle and high sports games are now streaming, but the BBB warns to pay attention to fake live streams

These days professional leagues and big-time colleges and universities aren’t the only institutions to have their sports games streamed live. More and more middle and high schools are jumping on the streaming bandwagon, including schools in Joplin and Springfield.

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With roughly 37,000 middle and high schools in the US, there is a king’s ransom to be made in streaming these sports. Don O’Brien of the Better Business Bureau says scammers are monitoring the situation and warns that they want one thing. 

“What they’re trying to do is to get that credit card information out of you. The websites that they connect to look very nice, and they look very polished. But again, they are going to try and get that credit card info out of you. They may charge you something.” 

Before paying to watch a web stream of any middle or high school game, check the company’s profile at bbb.org, pay by credit card, and make sure the website address starts with HTTPS. The S stands for a secure website. Also, check the school districts website to see if they recommend a streaming service.

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