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