Lottery gamers: Beware of Facebook lotto scam

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of an potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social websites users should be weary of emails and messages claiming they have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to supply cash or sensitive information such as credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at great risk of being a victim of id theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile by the name of Dan Tim Poulin ended up 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 that this Facebook account is fake.
Players must be reminded that any official state lottery won't ever require the crooks to send money, provide bank card information or banking information to here claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated externally 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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