Be on the Lookout for Scams

One of our favorite things about social media is getting to talk with our players. Our social followers are some of the first to tell us what they do and don’t like, share ideas, and join in on winner celebrations. Unfortunately, they can also be the target of social media scams. We want our players to know how to spot a scam so they can stay safe online.

If you have ever received a message from a fake account claiming you’ve won a prize, you are not alone. Some players were recently targeted on Instagram as “winners of the OHIO LOTTERY GRAND PRIZE.” Check out some examples of what the fake account and fake message look like.
So how do if you’re the target of a scam? Check out this list of helpful tips to keep you safe on the internet.

*The Ohio Lottery will never ask you to send money in order to claim a prize.
*Misspellings, bad grammar and the word “sweepstakes” are indicators of a scam.
*The official Ohio Lottery Instagram is verified, so look for the check mark in the blue circle.
*The official Ohio Lottery Twitter is verified, so look for the check mark in the blue circle.
*Click here for the official Ohio Lottery Facebook.
*Never give personal information, such as bank account or social security numbers.
*If you did not enter a drawing or buy a ticket, you likely did not win.
*If you are unsure, call the Ohio Lottery at 1-800-686-4208.

When it comes to social media, the internet, and email, you have to be protective of your information. Your safety on the internet is important to us! We hope you follow these tips to stay safe and protect your money and your personal information. 
Posted: 11/8/2019 9:45:00 AM

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