Lottery players: Beware of Fb lotto scam

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of an potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social websites users must be weary of emails and messages claiming that they have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to provide 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 named Dan Tim Poulin had been created and notified users of the social networking site they have won an amazing 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 ever require the crooks to send money, provide charge card information or banking information to assert a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated externally the United States including hackers that originated from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who may have received these kind of solicitations are encouraged to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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