Lottery gamers: Beware of Facebook lotto fraud

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of your potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social media users needs to be weary of emails and messages claiming they may have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to deliver cash or sensitive information like credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at great risk of being a victim of identity theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile by the name of Dan Tim Poulin had been created and notified users of here the social media 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 that the Facebook account is fake.
Players should be reminded that any official state lottery will never require them to send money, provide credit card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from outside the United States including hackers that originate from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who have received most of these solicitations should preferably contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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