Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of your potential scam being perpetrated on Facebook. Internet and social networking 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 had been created and notified users of the social networking site they have won a substantial lottery prize. The name being utilized is that website 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 require these to send money, provide bank card information or banking information to assert a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated external to the United States including hackers that originated from Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who may have received most of these solicitations should contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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