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Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams

UIL is aware of the many phishing attempts made by fake social media accounts claiming to be UIL or associated with UIL, our member schools or our broadcast partners. Scammers create these accounts under the guise of providing a live web streams of high school events to get fans to enter their personal information on malicious sites.  

Some scammers use UIL logos and other marks as a way to deceive people, but there is only one official account for each platform controlled by UIL and no sport-specific accounts will be created or used to promote events. UIL maintains a single official account on X (Formerly Twitter), Facebook, Instagram, with the handle @uiltexas.

To protect yourself and your fans from phishing scams, please ensure you and members of your administration are not re-sharing posts from fake accounts. If one of your games is being live streamed, inform fans through official communication channels and advise parents to be aware and alert when on social media.

If you see, are tagged or invited to an event that you think is fake, please report the account by following the platform-specific instructions below.

For X (Formerly Twitter)

  1. Open the profile you’d like to report.
  2. Select the three dot icon 
  3. Select Report and then select the type of issue you’d like to report.

For Facebook:  

  1. Go to the impersonating profile or Page
  2. Click the three dot icon below the cover photo.
  3. If you're reporting a Page, select Find Support or Report Page. If you're reporting a profile, select Find Support or Report Profile.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions for impersonation to file a report.

For Instagram: 

  1. Go to the impersonating profile
  2. Click the three dot icon to the right of the page and select Report
  3. Select Report Account and follow the on-screen directions to file a report.

We appreciate your support and cooperation in this matter. If you have additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.