Lottery gamers: Watch out for Facebook lotto fraudLottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of a potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social media marketing users needs to be weary of emails and messages claiming that they have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to supply cash or sensitive information like credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at danger of being a victim of id theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile called Dan Tim Poulin ended up created and notified users of the social media site they have won an important 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 the Facebook account is fake.
Players needs to be reminded that any official state lottery will never require these to send money, provide bank card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from the outside the United States including hackers that originated 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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