US State Department warns of green card lottery scams

Posted on June 6, 2011. Filed under: Immigration | Tags: , , , , |

he US Department of State is warning potential immigrants about an uptick in the fake letters and fraudulent emails sent to people who have applied for the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program, which is sometimes referred to as a “green card lottery.”

The Visa Lottery program is conducted each year by the state department with 50,000 prospective immigrants being awarded immigration applications. The winners are eligible to apply for a US visa and visit America.

Amplify’d from www.immigrationdirect.com

The US Department of State is warning potential immigrants about an uptick in the fake letters and fraudulent emails sent to people who have applied for the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) program, which is sometimes referred to as a “green card lottery.”

The Visa Lottery program is conducted each year by the state department with 50,000 prospective immigrants being awarded immigration applications. The winners are eligible to apply for a US visa and visit America.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, often times the scam involves an unscrupulous individual asking for a fee to either enter the visa lottery or increase the chance of winning it. However, the FTC says that there is no entry to enter the lottery and winners are selected at random.

The State Department says that there are a number of ways to recognize fraudulent emails and websites.

Read more at www.immigrationdirect.com

 

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Thank you for sharing. One can check their status online for dv lottery using their confirmation number. No winners will be notified using email.

Green card lottery winners can check their winning status online, they wont receive any email or mail. In case if they receive that would be scam for sure.


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