Lottery gamers: Beware of Facebook lotto scam

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of the potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social networking users ought to 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 for example credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at danger of being a victim of id theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile by the name of Dan Tim Poulin ended up created and notified users of the social media site they've won a substantial lottery prize. The name used 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 these to send money, provide credit card information or banking information to assert a prize. Often, these scams are bola perpetrated from the outside the United States including hackers that result from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who have received these kinds of solicitations should preferably contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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