Lottery gamers: Watch out for Facebook lotto fraud

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of an potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social media 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 including credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at danger of being a victim of identity fraud.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile called Dan Tim Poulin ended up created and notified users of the social websites site they may 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 needs to be reminded that any official state lottery will not require these to send money, provide bank card information or banking information to assert a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated external here to the United States including hackers that are derived from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users that have received these kind of solicitations should contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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