Lottery gamers: Beware of Facebook lotto scamLottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of the 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 for example credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at potential risk of being a victim of id theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile named Dan Tim Poulin ended up created and notified users of the social websites site they have won a substantial lottery prize. The name being used is that of former Maine Lottery Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, officials maintain how the Facebook account is fake.
Players should 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 externally the United States including hackers that result from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who've received these kind of solicitations are encouraged to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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