Lottery players: Watch out for Facebook lotto rip-off

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of an potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social networking 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 including credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at potential risk of being a victim of identity theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile called Dan Tim Poulin was created and notified users of the social networking site that they have won a considerable lottery prize. The name being utilized 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 ought to be reminded that any official state lottery will not require these phones send money, provide plastic card information or banking information to assert a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from outside the United States including hackers that originated from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who may have received most of these solicitations website ought to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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