Lottery gamers: Beware of Fb lotto rip-off

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of an potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social media users must be weary of emails and messages claiming that they have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to deliver cash or sensitive information such as credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at danger of being a victim of identity fraud.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile named Dan Tim Poulin have been created and notified users of the social media site they've won a substantial lottery prize. The name being utilized is that of former Maine Lottery Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, officials maintain that the Facebook account is fake.
Players needs to be reminded that any official state lottery will never require them to send money, provide credit card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from outside the United States here including hackers that are derived from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users that have received these types of solicitations ought to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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