Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of a potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social websites users should 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 named Dan Tim Poulin have been created and notified users of the social networking site they have won an amazing lottery prize. The name used is that of former Maine Lottery Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, officials maintain how the Facebook account is fake.
Players needs to be reminded that any official state lottery won't ever require these phones send money, provide charge card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from outside the United website States including hackers that originate from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who may have received most of these solicitations should preferably contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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