Lottery gamers: Beware of Fb lotto rip-off

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of a potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social websites users must be weary of emails and messages claiming they may have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to provide cash or sensitive information such as credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at great risk of being a victim of identity fraud.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile called Dan Tim Poulin was created and notified users of the social websites site they may have won an important lottery prize. The name used is that of former Maine Lottery Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, officials maintain how the Facebook account is fake.
Players needs to be reminded that any official state lottery won't ever require these check here phones send money, provide credit card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from outside the United States including hackers that originated from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who may have received these kind of solicitations should contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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