NJCAA Warns of Fake Social Media Events to Scam Fans
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is warning member colleges across the country about fake or scam social media pages claiming affiliation with the athletic organization.
Many colleges across the country, including East Central College, have been “tagged” in fraudulent events to acquire credit card information from fans in exchange for access to NJCAA digital streams of athletic events.
That includes ECC volleyball and softball games. The college has been tagged in events and asked to co-sponsor the fake events. There has been an influx of fake events mentioning ECC games and matches for several weeks.
ECC encourages fans and spectators to not give out any credit card or financial information to these pages and to report and block the fake pages.
The scammers use NJCAA logos, or graphics that resemble the logo, to obtain credit card information.
In addition, many of the events that the college is tagged in are not actual games that involve ECC teams, but instead they are colleges with similar names.