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 websites users should be weary of emails and messages claiming that they have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to deliver cash or sensitive information such as 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 media marketing site they've 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 that this Facebook account is fake.
Players must be reminded that any official state lottery won't require lottery games around the world these phones send money, provide credit card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from the outside 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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