Lottery gamers: Watch out for Fb lotto fraud

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of an potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social media users must be weary of emails and messages claiming that they have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to deliver 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 called Dan Tim Poulin have been created and notified users of the social media marketing site they have won a considerable lottery prize. The name 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 must be reminded that any official state lottery won't require the crooks to send money, provide plastic card information or banking information to say a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from the outside the United States including hackers that originate from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and lottery games online users who have received these types of solicitations are encouraged to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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