Lottery gamers: Beware of Facebook lotto rip-off

Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of your potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social media 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 for example credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at great risk 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 site they've won a substantial lottery prize. The name used is that of former Maine Lottery Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, officials maintain the Facebook account www.free lottery games.com is fake.
Players must be reminded that any official state lottery won't ever require the crooks to send money, provide charge card information or banking information to say a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated externally the United States including hackers that originated from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who've 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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