BBB Warns Consumers About Clicking on Streaming High School Sports Links

BBB Warns Consumers About Clicking on Streaming High School Sports Links


Fall sports seasons are underway across the US, and many family members and friends want to support their favorite athletes watching their games online. With the rise of streaming high school sports, it has become easier than ever to follow these events from the comfort of your own home. However, along with this convenience comes the risk of scammers taking advantage of unsuspecting fans.

Scammers have been actively posting links to fake streams on social media platforms, aiming to deceive viewers and steal their personal information or money. These fraudulent streams often appear legitimate, with some even tagging the school to create a sense of authenticity.

Pamela Hernandez of the Better Business Bureau in Springfield, Missouri, warns consumers to be cautious of these fake high school sports stream links. Scammers will often direct users to a website that asks for personal information or payment details. It is crucial to exercise caution and avoid providing any sensitive information.

To combat this issue, many high schools in southwest Missouri have partnered with local broadcasters to provide free livestreams of their athletic events. Before paying to stream any high school sports, it is advisable to check with your school district to see if they offer any free streaming options.

In conclusion, while streaming high school sports offers a convenient way to support and cheer on your favorite athletes, it is essential to remain vigilant. Remember to verify the legitimacy of streaming links and avoid sharing personal information or making payments on unfamiliar platforms. By staying informed and cautious, you can enjoy watching these games without falling victim to scammers.

Source: BBB (Better Business Bureau), 89.9 FM KRPS.