Lottery players: Beware of 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 ought to be weary of emails and messages claiming they have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to provide cash or sensitive information including 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 websites site that they have won a substantial 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 ought to be reminded that any official state lottery won't require these phones send money, provide plastic card information or bola banking information to assert a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from the outside the United States including hackers that result from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who've received most of these solicitations should contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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