Lottery players: Beware of Facebook lotto fraud

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 theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile named Dan Tim Poulin have been created and notified users of the social websites site they may have won an important 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 must be reminded that any official state lottery will never require the crooks to send money, provide plastic card information or banking information to say a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from the outside the United States including hackers that are derived from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users that have received these kinds of solicitations ought to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email website at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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