Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of a 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 such as credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at great risk of being a victim of identity theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile named Dan Tim Poulin ended up created and notified users of the social media marketing site they may have won an important lottery prize. The name being used is that of former Maine Lottery Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, officials maintain that the Facebook account is fake.
Players ought to be reminded that any official state lottery won't ever require these phones send money, provide charge card information or banking information to assert 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 bola that have received these kind of solicitations should contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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