November 25, 2017

U.S. Embassy Issues Another Warning About DV LOTTERY SCAMS

The Consular Section is aware that many Romanians and other citizens around the world have received spam e-mails from various e-mail addresses that are loosely based on a usa.com e-mail address (e.g.: gov.usa.states@usa.com; states.gov.usa@usa.com, us.a.states@usa.com, us.state@usa.com, dv.states.gov@usa.com, states.us.gov@usa.com) or post.com address (usafis.com@post.com, usafis.orgn@post.com).

The e-mails state that the subjects were randomly selected and registered for further consideration in the Diversity Visa (DV) program and would receive a U.S. Permanent Resident Card or other benefits after payments are made. The subjects are then required to pay a processing fee of USD 400 – 800 via Western Union to a named individual supposedly at the U.S. Embassy in London at 24 Grosvenor Square. This and all of its various versions are a scam.

If you have received such an e-mail notifying you that your application for the Diversity Visa Program has been successful and that in order to proceed with your application you are required to send money via Western Union to a named individual at the U.S. Embassy, you are also victim of a scam.

The U.S. Government does not ask you to send money to them or to this Embassy or any other U.S. Embassy by mail or by services such as Western Union. No other organization or private company is authorized by the Department of State to notify DV applicants of their winning entry, or the next steps in the processing of applying for their visa.

The Department of State’s Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) does not send notification e-mails or letters to Diversity Visa selectees. The successful DV applicants are notified by the KCC through Entry Status Check at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov. Information about the winners is available online now and can be accessed until June 30, 2012 for entrants who applied for DV-2012. Only those Lottery entrants who are selected are provided with further instructions, including information on fees connected with immigration to the U.S.

Remember, those who are selected in the random drawing are NOT notified by e-mail. If you receive any e-mail informing you that you are a winner DO NOT pay any fees, but instead visit www.dvlottery.state.gov for more information.

Source of the news: US Embassy In Romania

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