Lottery gamers: Beware of Facebook lotto scam

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of your potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social media users needs to be weary of emails and messages claiming they've 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 id theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile named Dan Tim Poulin was created and notified users of the social media site that they have won a substantial lottery prize. The name getting used is that of former Maine Lottery Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, officials maintain that the Facebook account lottery ticket games online is fake.
Players should be reminded that any official state lottery won't ever require these 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 originated from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who may have received most of these solicitations should preferably contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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