Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of the potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social media marketing users needs to be weary of emails and messages claiming that they have won a prize. These messages typically encourage the reader to provide 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 have been 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 should be reminded that any official state lottery will never require the crooks to send money, provide plastic card information or bola 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 who have received these kinds of solicitations ought to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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