Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of a potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social networking users ought to be weary of emails and messages claiming they may 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 by the name of Dan Tim Poulin was created and notified users of the social media site they've won a substantial 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 should be reminded that any official state lottery won't ever require them to 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 originate from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and bola users who have received these kind of solicitations should preferably contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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