Lottery players: Watch out for Fb lotto fraud

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of your potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social networking users should 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 danger of being a victim of identity theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile called Dan Tim Poulin ended up created and notified users of the social networking site they may have won an amazing lottery prize. The name getting used is that of former Maine Lottery website Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, officials maintain that this Facebook account is fake.
Players ought to be reminded that any official state lottery won't require these phones send money, provide bank card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated external to the United States including hackers that are derived from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who may have received most of these solicitations ought to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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