Lottery players: Beware of Fb lotto rip-off

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of an potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social media marketing users needs 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 identity theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile by the name of Dan Tim Poulin was created and notified users of the social websites site they may 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 more info won't require these to send money, provide charge card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from the outside the United States including hackers that originated from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users that have received these types of solicitations should contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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