A fake Massachusetts State Lottery Facebook page is telling users they’ve won a prize and to call a specific number to claim it but it’s all a scam, the Lottery warns.
“This is FALSE,” the Lottery posted on Facebook. “Please DO NOT send any personal or sensitive information to this page.”
The false page is posting in the comments section of the actual Lottery’s Facebook posts. They then tell users that they have been selected as winners of a Facebook promotion and asks them to send a direct message or call a number to claim the prize.
One of the ways to tell the difference between the two pages is that the fake Facebook page is identified on Facebook as a “Financial Service.” The official Massachusetts State Lottery Facebook page is identified as a “Public & Government Service,” the Lottery said.
The Lottery’s website posted other warning sighs of lottery scams, including:
- The Lottery does not know who the…