Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of a potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social networking users needs to be weary of emails and messages claiming 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 danger of being a victim of identity theft.
For instance, a Facebook page/profile named Dan Tim Poulin was created and notified users of the social networking site they've won a substantial lottery prize. The name getting used is that of former Maine Lottery Director Dan Gwadosky and current Deputy Director Tim Poulin. However, officials maintain the Facebook account is fake.
Players ought to be more info reminded that any official state lottery will never require them to send money, provide credit card information or banking information to claim a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated from outside the United 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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