Lottery gamers: Beware of Fb lotto scam

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of a potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social networking users ought to be weary of emails and messages claiming that they have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to offer cash or sensitive information such as credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at danger 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 the social media marketing 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 that the Facebook account is fake.
Players must be reminded that bola any official state lottery won't ever require these phones send money, provide credit card information or banking information to say a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from outside the United States including hackers that originate from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users that have received most of these solicitations ought to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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