Lottery gamers: Watch out for Facebook lotto fraud

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of your potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social networking users ought to be weary of emails and messages claiming they 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 potential risk of being a victim of identity theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile by the name of Dan Tim Poulin have been created and notified users of the social networking site that they have won an important lottery prize. The name being utilized is that of former Maine Lottery Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, officials maintain that this Facebook account is fake.
Players must be reminded that any official state lottery won't require these website to send money, provide bank card information or banking information to assert a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated externally the United States including hackers that result from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who've received these kinds of solicitations should contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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