Lottery players: Beware of Fb lotto rip-off

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of your 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 like credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at danger of being a victim of identity fraud.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile called Dan Tim Poulin was created and notified users of the social websites site that they 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 this Facebook account is fake.
Players should be reminded that any official state lottery won't require the crooks to send money, provide plastic card information or banking information to say a prize. Often, these scams here are perpetrated from the outside the United States including hackers that originated from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who may have received these kind of solicitations should contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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