Lottery players: Beware of Fb lotto scam

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of a potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social media marketing users ought to be weary of emails and messages claiming they have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to provide cash or sensitive information like 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 networking site they may have won a substantial lottery prize. The name being 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 should be reminded that any official state lottery won't ever require the crooks to send money, provide credit card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated external to the United States including hackers that are derived from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users here who have received these types of solicitations are encouraged to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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