Scammers look to take advantage of families and friends of high school athletes through fake game links

Fall sports are underway at thousands of middle and high schools across the US, and many of those games are now live streamed and available to watch for a fee. But as KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro reports, scammers are looking to cash in the growing industry.

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Sports fans are passionate regardless of the level of play, including middle and high school sports. These days family members and friends who want to watch their favorite athlete don’t have to spend their weekends and weeknights traveling to locations sometimes several hours away.

The NFHS Network allows you to purchase a monthly streaming plan for about $12 with an annual option. However, Don O’Brien of the Better Business Bureau says to be aware of scammers who post fake links to streaming games.

“When you go look online, let’s say Facebook or Twitter, that’s where you’re going to encounter those scam streams. I did a look; there was a big rivalry game in the Quincy, Illinois, area earlier this season for football. And I found no less than two dozen fake streams for that game.”

Last year, state associations that oversee high school athletics in New Mexico, Indiana, and North Carolina issued warnings about the fake game streams. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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