Lottery players: 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 media users needs to be weary of emails and messages claiming they may have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to deliver cash or sensitive information like 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 media site that they have won an amazing 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 this Facebook account is fake.
Players needs to be reminded that any official state lottery will not require these to send money, provide bank card information or banking information to say a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated external to the United here States including hackers that originated from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users that 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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