Special Olympics Wisconsin warns athletes of Facebook scam

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Special Olympics Wisconsin is warning athletes of a Facebook scam where individuals are posing as athletes and asking for bank and financial information.

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Special Olympics Wisconsin said it appears the scammers are targeting individuals with intellectual disabilities. 

Officials say to be vigilant in monitoring your social media accounts for any suspicious activity. This includes requests for banking information, unusual messages via Facebook Messenger, and hacked accounts where others are posing as you. 

If you notice any unusual activity, contact Facebook immediately. 

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