Lottery players: Watch out for Fb lotto rip-off

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of your 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 such as 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 by the name of Dan Tim Poulin had been created and notified users of the social media site that 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 bola 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 the outside the United States including hackers that are derived from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who may have received these kinds of solicitations are encouraged to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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