Lotto fraudsters dupe staking public -NLA advices public against use of non-official accounts

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The National Lottery Authority (NLA) is cautioning the staking public not to fall victim to the operations and activities of lotto fraudsters who are using different platforms and communication strategies to defraud unsuspecting Ghanaians.

According to the NLA, it has come to its notice that fraudsters are using digital and other social media means to exploit the staking public all with fake accounts of the NLA, hence the need for the public to be very watchful and use only the official pages of the NLA and the other short codes it has announced publicly.

The NLA in a statement said: “lotto fraudsters and social media miscreants have defrauded unsuspecting people through several Facebook accounts/pages, WhatsApp platforms and other social media handles they have created using the name and logo of NLA in different formats.”

It indicated that 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 urged the Public to be more vigilant, avoid greed and discontinue patronizing the services of these lotto fraudsters.

The outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic has pushed businesses to digitise and channel their operations to various digital platforms as a means of avoiding physical contact since business must continue and the National Lottery Authority is no exception.

It, however, asked the public to stake lotto through the NLA official short codes, and digital/online platforms such as; *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 short codes and websites mentioned above.

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