GN warns of Arctic Winter Games livestream scam

Fraudulent sites tricking viewers into giving away credit card, personal info

Nunavut athletes for the Arctic Sports team are seen here at the Arctic Winter Games in Alberta. The GN is warning of scam links offering access to events, but attempting to trick people into giving away personal information. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)

By Nunatsiaq News

The Government of Nunavut is warning of a reported scam involving fake Arctic Winter Games livestreams.

In a news release Tuesday, the GN indicated it received reports that scam links offering access to watch Arctic Winter Games events have been circulating on social media.

When clicked on, the links offered access to the games for a fee and asked for sensitive information such as people’s credit cards.

“We would like to ensure Nunavummiut are accessing the correct websites to view these games safely,” the release noted.

The 2023 Arctic Winter Games events can be watched for free online at the Games’ official livestream website and on its Youtube channel.

This year’s Games, which run until Feb. 4, feature approximately 300 athletes from Nunavut and Nunavik.


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  1. Posted by GNgineer on

    There was also a notice about payday loan places. Don’t use them!

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