Lottery gamers: Beware of Fb lotto fraud

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of an potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social media users needs to be weary of emails and messages claiming that they have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to offer cash or sensitive information including 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 had been created and notified users of the social websites site that they have won an important lottery prize. The name being 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 should 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 including hackers that originate from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who have received these types of solicitations are encouraged to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email bola at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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