Lottery gamers: Watch out for Facebook lotto fraud

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of a 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 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 have been created and notified users of the social networking site they have won a considerable lottery prize. The name getting used is that of former Maine Lottery Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, officials maintain the Facebook account is fake.
Players ought to be reminded that any official state lottery won't ever require these phones send money, provide charge card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from outside the United States including hackers that originate bola from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who've received most of these solicitations are encouraged to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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