Lottery News - Maine State Lottery warns its lottery players of an 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 supply cash or sensitive information including 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 had been created and notified users of the social media marketing site that they have won a considerable 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 must be reminded that any official state lottery won't require the crooks to send money, provide credit card information or banking information to say a prize. Often, these scams are perpetrated externally the United States including hackers that result from website Africa and Asia.
Lottery players and users who have received these types of solicitations are encouraged to contact Maine State Lottery at (207) 287-3721 or by email at MaineLottery@Maine.gov.
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