Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of the potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social media marketing users should be weary of emails and messages claiming they may have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to provide cash or sensitive information for example credit card and bank details. If you comply, you're at danger of being a victim of id theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile called Dan Tim Poulin have been created and notified users of the social media marketing site they may have won a considerable lottery prize. The name used is that of former Maine Lottery Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, officials maintain that this Facebook account is fake.
Players must be reminded that any official state lottery won't ever require the crooks to send money, provide bank card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated external to the United States including hackers that originate from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who've received these types more info of solicitations are encouraged to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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