KAUKAUNA — Technology has made it easier than ever to catch a livestream broadcast of a Kaukauna Ghosts’ football game, but beware: online scammers are flooding social media with fake livestream accounts.

The explosion of scam accounts has prompted with WIAA to issue a public warning this week.

“With fall sports underway, be aware that scam accounts are sharing fake live stream links that lead to scam websites, often in attempt to get credit card info,” read a Tweet from the WIAA.

In fact, leading up to last week’s football season opener between Kaukauna and Ashwaubenon, Kaukauna Community News editors counted and reported more than a dozen scam posts on Twitter from fake accounts offering live video of the game.

Fans should remember that until WIAA post season time comes around, there is never a legitimate pay-to-watch livestream of high school sports in Wisconsin.

Kaukauna typically livestreams home sporting events for free on its YouTube Channel HERE. That’s in addition to occasional live streams from the Post Crescent, as well as radio and livestreams from WHBY.

All schools in the Fox Valley Association Conference do some free live streaming. Check out the list, HERE.

But that doesn’t mean the scam accounts aren’t working hard to get your personal information, so heed the warning of local school officials and don’t hand over your email address, passwords or credit card number.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.