Lottery players: Beware of Fb lotto fraud

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of an potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social websites users ought to be weary of emails and messages claiming they may have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to provide cash or sensitive information including 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 by the name of Dan Tim Poulin have been created and notified users of the social websites site that they have won a considerable lottery prize. The name used is that of former Maine Lottery Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, bola officials maintain that this Facebook account is fake.
Players should be reminded that any official state lottery will not require the crooks to send money, provide credit card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated external to the United States including hackers that originated from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who may have received these types of solicitations should contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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