The National Lottery Authority (NLA) is cautioning the general public not to fall victim to the operations and activities of lotto fraudsters.
The said fraudsters according to the NLA are using different platforms and communication strategies to defraud unsuspecting persons.
In a statement signed by the Public relations Unit of the Authority, said the lotto fraudsters have defrauded unsuspecting people through several social media platforms including Facebook accounts/pages, WhatsApp platforms.
In their modus operandi, the fraudsters use the social media handles they have created using the name and logo of NLA in different formats.
“The NLA shall not be responsible for any losses incurred by unsuspecting people who are defrauded by these lotto fraudsters and social media miscreants,” the statement said.
The statement further urged the public to be more vigilant and not patronise the services of such lotto fraudsters.
“Stake lotto through the NLA official short codes, and digital or online platforms on *959# for 5/90 original lotto game, 590 games mobile app, www.590mobile.com.gh, Lucky 3 with the official short code, *987#, Daywa with the official short code *446#, Super 6 game, available on the Android Point of Sale Terminals and *787# short code known as “Wotiriye.”
The statement again urged the public to continue to play their favourite lotto via all the shortcodes and websites cited.