Scam Alert: US Department of State Visa Lottery Winner Email

Woohooo today is my lucky day: I won the Green Card Lottery despite being ineligible!!!!

Below is a duplication of the textual content of the very official looking email I received today from [email protected] ([email protected]) telling me that all my dreams had come true and I have won a visa to live in the good ol’ US of A.

My email spam detector wrote the email off as “Appears to be advance fee fraud (Nigerian 419)”. I completely agree with its assessment.

The email states “You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random draw from the 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program . The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally-mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green Card Lottery. ”

Unfortunately I come from a country whose residents are ineligible to enter the Green Card Lottery. I would definitely have applied were Britain’s eligible to do so.

The email goes on to request its lucky recipient send an $819 processing fee to one Richard Miller via Western Union money transfer.

$819 is a lot of money to many people in this world, especially those living in countries where residents are eligible to play the Green Card Lottery. It is mostly for their benefit that I have chosen to post the entire email here.

If you receive a similar email to the one printed below here then please take note of the sender’s email address. The proper website for the US Department of State (Dos) is http://www.state.gov and official emails from DoS  employees will end in @state.gov such as the one used for the National Visa Center which is [email protected] (compare it to the one that sent the replicated email of [email protected] which attempts to mimic the DoS visa site sub-domain name of travel.state.gov). More DoS contact details are here. The email even hotlinks images from the official DoS website. Plus, as Aloha Dan commented below, “the Department of State doesn’t send email confirmations.. you must check the webpage with the number you got when you applied…”

I’ve forwarded the email to the US Department of State asking them to appropriately deal with its sender (or senders). I hope the perpetrators get a nice cushy room in a US jail where they will be screwed as good and hard as they’ve screwed over others, and then some.

Thanks to a comment left by The Beacon, we now know that the correct places to report these scam emails to are “the Internet Crime Complaint Center and the Federal Trade Commission online or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). If the email requests you wire money via Western Union, you may also report it to Western Union by emailing [email protected] or by calling 1-800-448-1492.” The quoted information comes directly from the USCIS blog (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service).

Update 14th October 2011:

Please see the bootnote at the bottom of this post. I think I know how the scammers got my details but I need your help to prove it.

Update 25th November 2011:

Visit the below URL to find out  more about US Green Card lottery under the Diversity Program:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1318.html

Check your status and apply to enter the Green Card lottery at this page:

https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/

Good Luck!

The full email text

Dear xxxxxx ,

You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random  draw from the 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant  Visa Program . The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States  congressionally-mandated lottery program for receiving a United States  Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green Card Lottery.

Winner Details

Acceptance Date:  Friday 15th of July 2011 02:32:33 AM
Winner: xxxxxx
Country: United Kingdom

Diversity Visa Details

With the Diversity Visa (also known as Green Card) you will enjoy all the  advantages and benefits of a U.S. permanent resident, including health and  education benefits, and employment opportunities along with guidance in  your new country, orientation sessions and programs to integrate into  mainstream American society. Once received you can use it at any time you  want to move in the United States or just travel. The visa must be renewed  after 10 years.

U.S. Government helps you with the accommodation and offers you Health  Insurance (Freedom HSA Direct Individual Health insurance for 1 year),  Dwelling(Apartment in any city you prefer, 1 bedroom for 3 months ), a  guaranteed job(in the field that you are are currently qualified so you can  start working even from the first week you arrive in the United States and  get paid as U.S citizen. ) and education (for U.S. Students or Higher  Education through EducationUSA. It includes transfer to a U.S college or  Univeristy so you can continue your educational study. More details can be  found at http://educationusa.state.gov/ .)

Processing fees

Type of Residence Card: United States Permanent Resident Card
Status: Granted! – Waiting for payment of processing fee
Amount (per person): $819

Processing fees: Included
Total: $819

Although the Diversity Visa participation was free, the law and  regulations require to every diversity visa winner to pay a visa processing  fee of $819 . The Diversity Visa(Green Card) is guaranteed upon receiving  the payment.

The per person fee for each Diversity Visa is $819, payable in U.S.  dollars or equivalent of your local currency. This $819 fee is the only fee  a winner needs to pay throughout the entire relocation process.

Accompanying family members(wife/husband, fiancee, brothers, sisters,  childrens, cousins)  may be included in the program and their visas will be  provided at the same time with yours so you can travel/move together in the  same time. However the fees must be paid per person and each member(e.g  wife, brother, parents, childrens, cousin) must pay $819. There is no  discount for childrens.

PURPOSE: The U.S. Department of State uses the fee payment primarily to  process your visa related documents and verify your identity.

Visa Payment processing instructions

The fees must be paid using Western Union money transfer and will be  processed by the U.S. embassy in the United Kingdom. Western Union is a leading provider of International person-to-person money transfer. With more than 150 years experience and  245,000 Agent locations in over 200 countries and territories, Western  Union is recognized for sending money quickly, reliably, and safety.

You can send the payment in U.S. dollars or equivalent of your local  currency.

Click on the following link to find the nearest Western Union agency and  send the fees payment :

Find Western Union Agency

If you are unable to find a Western Union agency near your location, you  may ask a relative or friend to pay the fee on your behalf.

After you find a Western Union agency you need to go with cash money, an  identity card(e.g passport or national identity card) and send the payment  to the U.S. embassy agent address in United Kingdom:

Name : Richard  Miller
Address: 24 Grosvenor Square
London, W1A 1AE
United Kingdom

The payment must be sent to the above U.S. embassy agent address in United  Kingdom because the U.S. Department of State decided this based on the  diplomatic relations with your country.

After you send the payment follow the next steps

a) Email copy/scan of the Western Union receipt at  [email protected]
b) Email at [email protected] with the
following details (you can find them on the money transfer
receipt):

1) Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN):
2) Exact sender’s name on file with Western Union:
3) Exact sender’s address on file with Western Union:
4) Exact receiver’s name on file with Western Union:

5) Amount sent:

Then wait for the confirmation that the payment was received.

Within 72 hours, you will receive a confirmation via email with your Case  Number/Confirmation Number and exact date and time(approx. 2 days) of the  final interview. Upon successful interview you will receive your documents  and travel information to move in the United States. Under no circumstances  your visa status won’t be affected by the interview.

Please Note!

The payment must be sent via Western Union no later than July 30, 2011. You  are strongly encouraged not to wait until the last day to pay. Heavy demand  may result in system delays.

Under no circumstances can diversity visas be issued or adjustments  approved after this date, nor can family members obtain diversity visas to  follow-to-join the principal applicant in the U.S. after this date.

The visa processing fee(US$ 819) is mandatory for each person and the U.S.  Government doesn’t offer any discount, loan or exception.

You have been selected winner of the Diversity Visa lottery so the visa is  guaranteed upon receiving the payment fees on time.

A hard copy of this letter will be mailed to your postal address upon  receiving the payment fees.

Please be advised that even through you are a winner of Diversity Visa your  Case Number/Confirmation Number will be provided only after you send the  payment confirmation of the fees. Please do not contact us to ask for the  Case Number/Confirmation Number.

If it would be necessary to contact the U.S. Department of state YOU MUST  ALWAYS REFER TO YOUR NAME. The email address is [email protected]

CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT: AUTHORITIES: The information asked for  on this form is requested pursuant to Section 222 of the Immigration and  Nationality Act. Section 222(f) provides that the records of the Department  of State and of diplomatic and consular offices of the United States  pertaining to the issuance and refusal of visas or permits to enter the  United States shall be considered confidential and shall be used only for  the formulation, amendment, administration, or enforcement of the  immigration, nationality, and other laws of the United States. Certified  copies of such records may be made available to a court provided the court  certifies that the information contained in such records is needed in a  case pending before the court.

Good luck to anyone who has applied to be entered into the Green Card Lottery. Please be vigilant and confirm authenticity of any replies you receive because it would be a shame if your dreams were dashed by one of these pathetic fraudsters.

Bootnote

Did you apply for a Green Card through usagc.org? I know I did so about 2 years ago, before I knew I was ineligible. This is the only place I can think of that had my details as the scammers have them.

I received a promotional email through tiptopjob.com inviting me to apply for a Green Card via the services offered by usagc.org. If you completed your application form through USAGC then it’s likely the scammers hacked the USAGC database to get hold of our details.

Please think back and let me know if you have ever applied for a Green Card through USAGC.

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Aloha Dan

I did enter the lottery and also got one of these emails. 5 seconds of sheer joy then .. ah there’s a typo, and another one.. the email address is wrong AND the Department of State doesnt send email confirmations.. you must check the webpage with the number you got when you applied…

BE AWARE … FRAUD!!!!

I feel sorry for anyone who has been caught out by these emails. I’m glad you were not. It must have been horrible to feel elation turn to disappointment. I truly hope those whom extort money from people’s dreams through emails like this one are caught and taught a lesson for the heartache and suffering they cause to others.

Deen

i also got like this mail,it’s address
john suiter,24 Grosvenor Square London, W1A 1AE United Kingdom,
U.S. Department of [email protected]
is this fraud? please reply me,sorry for my bad english,thank you bro

Deen

i also got like this mail,it’s address
john suiter,24 Grosvenor Square London, W1A 1AE United Kingdom,
U.S. Department of State  [email protected]
is this fraud? please reply me,sorry for my bad english,thank you bro

Etoktobaev

thanx for the post, mate.

Rearsire

Thanks for the great news. My sister also did get ditto message from the fraudulent email address below: [email protected] m3kw2wvrgufz5godrsrytgd7.apphosting.bounces.google.comand reply-to = [email protected]

Surprsingly, the email came in gmail which has a robust spam-control. And we live in Pakistan which is ineligible but too poor to afford a scam

These fraudsters are taking advantage of people’s dream inspired gullibilities and it hurts to think that such people are willing to take so much from people with so little but lots of hope attached to the little they do have. $819 is a lot of money to people in so called prosperous nations; losing such an amount must be devastating to people in the usually less well off eligible-to-play nations. It is very sad.

sarisa

I also received one of them with identical text, only the money goes to the name of Richard Lee :)))
The email address is: [email protected]  

Baaba

i just got  one maself. i read through it severally. i realize its one of this fraud guys. how can u win and pay da money by western union and not to the US embassey. i pray dat they get hold of these fraudulent.

I’m sure they will be caught. It shouldn’t be difficult to catch them; I can think of a few ways to get them.

Thanks for the info Sarisa :)

Hildur Arna

this is what mine said: After you find a Western Union agency you need to go with cash money, an identity card(e.g passport or national identity card) and send the payment to the U.S. embassy agent address in United Kingdom: 

Name : Maureen Tarlinton 
Address: 24 Grosvenor Square 
London, W1A 1AE 
United Kingdom 
I also got this via my gmail account :S

Matin1046202

From:”U.S. Department of State”

hi. i ressive  email 
From:
“U.S. Department of State”

guest

I got one myself, the person I was suppose to send the money- Peter Bailey and the e-mail adress: [email protected]. I’m from Romania:)

The thing about Western Union is that you do not always need to show proof of ID in order to collect funds – you just need the Money Transaction Control Number (MTCN) and a code; even then, the MTCN and any other requests of proof made by the sender are not always checked by the Western Union agent who processes the transaction when it’s collected. If identity documents are required, the requirements vary from country to country and are rarely observed by WU agents. Western Union was set up for people to send money to people without ID such as… Read more »

Angi27ima

SI LA MINE ASOSIT ASTFEL DE E-AMIMAIL DAR NUMAI CA PERSOANA CONTACTATA ESTE ALLAN THOMSON

Guzelkag

Thanx a lot for warning) I was almost captured and was gonna to Western Union) had the same fraud as u )

Em Alotaibi

Thanks for the great news. I did get a message from the fraudulent email address below:  [email protected]

Joyceoscar

Hi there! Thanks for the message! I’ve received the same e-mail, from:
[email protected]

It looks so professional…

I know and that’s the worrying thing about it; and it looks all the more genuine because all the graphics are hot linked from the DoS site. I have to admit I thought it was genuine when I first saw it.

Thanks for keeping us up-to-date with the email address being used.

Peter Jones

Awwww, and I was looking forward to some sun on a miami beach too! I got the same email but my payment was to be made to “Don Sams”. I remember looking into some green card lottery YEARS ago and did for a moment think “Ooo, its about time something good happened”. I looked up the phone number for the American Embassy in the UK and rang. I only got out the words “Hi, Ive just received and email about half an hour ago…” and the woman finished the sentence off for me “…it says you’ve won the green card lottery. And it… Read more »

Lol, wouldn’t it be nice if the embassy gave you a free holiday as a consolation gift. Going by the visits I’m getting from people checking up on this email it’s hit a lot of people. That embassy phone must be ringing all day long.

I hope no one falls for the scam. Sadly I think enough will to make it pay for the scammer to keep sending out the email. I can’t wait to find out how the DoS deals with the scammers.

Anny

I got this super great news today too hahaha ! They really think they can scam me and I’m going to pay them?! Anyway they are good cause the us embassy address in the uk is the real one! Haha!

Ghazalhghamati

thank you very much .good luck

Carmel

[email protected]
the email address I received the scam from. Thanks for notifying us of this! does anybody know where I should be reporting this?
Cheers

I reported it to the Department of State. Maybe the people there will be inclined to publicly point out the email is a scam if more people contact them about it.

And guess what? I’ve won twice now :D LOL

Amel El-bech

Thank you for this.  Actually I am one of those who received this message of winner… I sent many messages to request whether it is real or fake!
I did apply for DV programme in late 2009 and would like to win in it.  Sometimes ago, I received messaees warning me of such fake message.
Again, thank you.  How could we report these perpetrators because it is serious, they may hurt and cheat so many people, since they refer thousands of winner…

I reported it to the Department of State. I expect that’s the only place it can be reported to. Thanks for dropping by Amel :-)

aps

I got the same email. But since I know the rampant online fraud, it never caused me to believe without doing a 5-minute research via search engines. It is a big SCAM! Definitely a big fraud because from the start I am an inelligible citizen to be afforded with such opportunity as mandated by the rules. The email focal point is on MONEY for personal interest as follow: ” The fees must be paid using Western Union money transfer and will be processed by the U.S. embassy in the United Kingdom. Western Union is a leading provider of International person-to-person money transfer. With… Read more »

Thanks for your advice, Aps. I’ve edited your message to embolden it :-)

Hildur Arna

Mine was fromU.S. Department of State [email protected]

Guest

rom:U.S. Department of State ([email protected])
 After you find a Western Union agency you need to go with cash money, an
identity card(e.g passport or national identity card) and send the
payment to the U.S. embassy agent address in United Kingdom:

Name : Garth Pilkinton

Address: 24 Grosvenor Square

London, W1A 1AE

United Kingdom

The payment must be sent to the above U.S. embassy agent address
in United Kingdom because the U.S. Department of State decided this
based on the diplomatic relations with your country.

Shane

I just got an identical email today from the ”US State Department” saying that I was one of the 50,000 selected winners of the green card lottery!

It was sheer joy… for a moment but, I had suspected a scam email so I sent an email for confirmation and then did my research from the DoS and the US Visa Program and came across this site.

I am annoyed at these scaming b******s but glad I didn’t go further!!

I got mine from:

Name: John Talent Address: 24 Grosvenor SquareLondon, W1A 1AEUnited Kingdom

Thanks for the heads up everyone!!!!

Shane

Oh and I forgot to add, the email I had was:

[email protected]

Cheers ”John Talent”

ALEX

I was jumping wen i got the e mail fu####$$%%%%% only make people have hop for a beter life if this is real tanks for the info because in my country 819.00 dollars is a fortune you need work a year to save that money to give to a freaken scam my whas [email protected] the received is
 jhon murfett
24 grosvnor square
london W1A A1E
UNITED KINGDOM

ali amchya

richard miller?

Faramarzrezaee70

من این ایمسیل را به عنوان برنده گرین کارت دریافت کردم ایا واقعی است                                                   [email protected]

The Beacon

This link tells you exactly how to report these fraud emails to the authorities: http://blog.uscis.gov/2011/03/e-mail-scam-avoid-green-card-lottery.html

Thanks for this. I’ve added the link into the main post.

Ted

Fuck these ppl!
btw, they sent to me with:
Name : JAMES MCDONALD Address: 24 Grosvenor SquareLondon, W1A 1AEUnited Kingdom
U.S. Department of State ([email protected])

Country: Taiwan I wonder how they got the nationalities so accurately.Thx

I wonder this too.

Mapenzi2010

hey all
just been reading all your comments my sister has benn sent for same copy of mail several times but i guess now i know its a scum coz they want the moey to be sent to UK thats a big Fruuadd! Be aware people!

sam

woohhaaa i just got that email 

damn it was like a 1 minute joy ;/any way i have to send $819 to UKto:
Name : Hildegard Erl 
Address: 24 Grosvenor Square 
London, W1A 1AE 
United Kingdom hhhhhhhhhhhhh thanks allot for posting this warning now the question is :
how the hell did they got my full name and my country name ????????????i think there were a leak in the lottery computer

I use a pen name online and very few places have my real name. I expect there are lots of ways names and locations could be discerned online such as IP address monitoring when forms are completed. I suspect this scam has been planned for years because I know I haven’t completed any untrustable online forms recently.

Ashu Smart

thanks all informing so exactly what you have received.Im greatful to you for the effort you have done to save many people from being cheated.

madi

Ou I see not only me got this mail, I’m wondering how is possible won something when you can not apply for it, because Poland can not take part in this lottery, and how is possible US State Department always are finnish on “gov” not “com”. Of cours will be nice won something but I think this is big fake, but I don’t know why they used UK Embessy address, which is real, and they still aren’t catch. How England can let them to do this????

I say this tongue-in-cheek: it could be the UK government’s new plan to get rid of its national debt ;) On a serious note, it’s very hard to catch scammers. The emails are probably sent via a network of compromised computers and Western Union will pay anyone with the correct details for sent payments. Identity documents are not always needed. The language used in the email is not typical of this type of scam email. The English is relatively good and has probably been written by someone with an English education who has attempted to mask their origin by using… Read more »

Jim

Here’s another!After you find a Western Union agency you need to go with cash money, an identity card(e.g passport or national identity card) and send the payment to the U.S. embassy agent address in United Kingdom: Name : John Hanrahan Address: 24 Grosvenor Square 
London, W1A 1AE 
United Kingdom The payment must be sent to the above U.S. embassy agent address in United Kingdom because the U.S. Department of State decided this based on the diplomatic relations with your country.After you send the payment follow the next stepsa) Email copy/scan of the Western Union receipt at [email protected]

Mattia

just received this e-mail as well… Actually I applied for the Lottery so you all can imagine the happiness and the following disappointment…
We should do something all together to kick their asses out!!! Who’s in???

I’m sorry to hear of your disappointment. At least you still have a chance to win to look forward to :-)

Jerome

i also got this mail…sure this is a scam…i request dont reply to this mail… i think u people know how hard to get a us visa…

Ukraine

I’ve got one too,

Name : Joseph  Doherty Address: 24 Grosvenor SquareLondon, W1A 1AEUnited Kingdom

zuluetts

go one too!!!

After you find a Western Union agency you need to go with cash money, an
identity card(e.g passport or national identity card) and send the
payment to the U.S. embassy agent address in United Kingdom:

Name : Adam Herd

Address: 24 Grosvenor Square

London, W1A 1AE

United Kingdom

Al

Guys…not to worry about this…hummm what if everyone respond to his email with first and last name maybe with a typo…just what he asked…hehehe…like this he will go to western union several time and not get his cash…maybe the 20th time…he will be caught…just a suggestion…lol…yes i will do that…this son of his … will have it in the …lol

It’s a nice idea but once the sender knows someone actually exists at an email address the sender will deluge the email owner’s inbox with requests for money. It’s better to keep complaining to the US authorities. The more they’re pestered the more pressed they will be to catch the scammers. The way the email is spreading I’m sure the scammers will be caught soon.

madi

Because he make me so angry I try found something about this. On this web side is everything explain http://blog.uscis.gov/2011/03/e-mail-scam-avoid-green-card-lottery.html , sorry if someone is disappointed but I hate when someone get benefits from cheating naive people.

Thanks for posting that. I do agree with you. The reason I posted the complete email is to ensure people find this page exposing the scam. I did report the email to a news agency (The Daily Mail) in hope that it would get greater coverage but no one from the agency got back in touch and I’ve not seen anything in its publications about the scam email so it’s obviously not very important to them to prevent people from being scammed. I can say for sure that this email is spreading more and more. You know, I suspect that… Read more »

Otgoo_zo

mine from [email protected]  and  name:Paul Middleton address 24Grosvenor square London,W1A 1AE UK, i must email at [email protected] haha it is real or false?

It is false.You will never be notified by email of a Green Card win.

Dileep 1100

i received this e-mail as well.but  i think this is big fake.i didnt reply.thank to gods.for given me wish.-dileepa[sri lanka]

El-bech

amel – they must be arrested for such fraud…it is ridiculous that they play with people for the name of the us state department and steal money. i did apply for this program and already paid a big amount for the application in early  2010. nown i received a message twice saying i am a winner!!! 

Mohamad Nikkhoo

this email received for me that say me sent from http://educationusa.state.gov i sure that is fake.and i must payment $819 for u.s stat department. the following is text of mail: PURPOSE: The U.S. Department of State uses the fee payment primarily to  process your visa related documents and verify your identity.Visa Payment processing instructionsThe fees must be paid using Western Union money transfer and will be  processed by the U.S. embassy in the United Kingdom. Western Union is a leading provider of International person-to-person money transfer. With more than 150 years experience and  245,000 Agent locations in over 200 countries and… Read more »

Mohamad Nikkhoo

i sure all of them are fake and big lay . in email address always exist a esmall change . when compare for example [email protected]  by true email address when you understand this address is fake. why? why we must seems dump and dumb? all of them is very very droll.

Koso

i recieved a letter from [email protected] with the same text like you had post here,and does it mean that it is fraud like others.

thank You

It is a fraud. The DoS never sends email confirmations. Confirmation is done via theDoS website.

Finn

And another one.
From [email protected]
With UK embassy agent address:
Name : Brian Cairns Address: 24 Grosvenor Square London, W1A 1AE United Kingdom

Jj

same email. FAkE

Name : Jamie Hamilton

Address: 24 Grosvenor Square

London, W1A 1AE

United Kingdom

Omer Rauf

U.S. Department of State sent this message to omer rauf ([email protected]) Your registered name is included to show this message originated from U.S. Department of State. Dear omer rauf , Thank you for your email inquiry concerning the Diversity Visa Lottery Program. We confirm again that you are a winner of the Diversity Visa Lottery(also known as Green Card). The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and conducted under the terms of Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Section 131 of the Immigration Act of 1990… Read more »

Hamburg, Germany

Hi!
Got one too.

Name : Mike Riley

Address: 24 Grosvenor Square

London, W1A 1AE

United Kingdom

Urgh!

Adewale

I saw the same message in my  inbox now from [email protected]                                                    thanks.                                                                                                                              … Read more »

momet

i received the same message w/ USA sailed i just want to know if it is true or not
they want me to send money to Mr. Peter Jones in London worth $819. whom Im going to call to examine the message. 

Hi Momet, I’m sorry to learn you have received one of these emails too. They are all fake. Send no money, do not reply to the email. Both the American Embassy and the Department of State will confirm the emails are fake. Green Card Lottery winners are not informed of their win by email. Look on the bright side, you still have a chance to win the real Green Card Lottery :-)

momet

the same address above with Zulluets

momet

I recieved the same message and my auntie ask the us department and says that the email is not true b-coz there are no going to used true email but through mail and phone call and they are gong to give you the control number. thanks a lot Mr. Jones but you can cought me. you fuck!

Mursel_elshani

une jam fitues i creen carde   po si me kontak tu  

Of course you may. There’s a contact form at the top of the screen.

Emmanuel Esotu

I recieved exact message on the 13th of july requesting me to pay in the sum of $880 to: Merle Kummer 24 grosvenor square london W1A 2LQ United Kingdom. the deadline of the payment will be on the 15th of july 2011. i was worried cos the deadline has passed i have to reply the message asking them if the paymnt can still be made. on replying the message i found this site where people like me hav been sent the same message. i thank you for the alert and the warning. if not for this site i will pay… Read more »

You are very welcome, Emmanuel :)

Dearly_ona

oh my i just got mine today it said :

Tony Hua Ting
24 Grosvenor square
London,W1a 1AE
United kingdom…oh my why to people ever do such evil thing in the eyes of the Lord? they have no fear anymore..there is no truth in them.

Barabaru

i got the same and to send money to this name : Name : Vincent Vanzeveren Address: 30 Leicester Square London, WC2H 7LA United Kingdom The payment must be sent to the above U.S. embassy agent address in United Kingdom because the U.S. Department of State decided this based on the diplomatic relations with your country. You must declare it a personal transfer (you will tell to the agent from Western Union that you are sending money to a relative or friend of yours), otherwise you will not be able to send the money. After you send the payment follow… Read more »

libra

i also got this mail…

Kourosh

wooow 
i received the exact email like yours. Is it a scam or real? please tell me 

Definitely a scam.

I smell the fishy

I was completly shocked when i just recieved the email i apply year after year and wait in patience i just got the email and was so happy cause the crap my life has been recently but then i kinda caught on to the email ok they got my location,name and  my email address right but then the western union + deadline struck me a little then all the extras included plus a city of my choice, my friend actually got accepted to texas recently and you don’t get to choose they tell you which city your accepted to plus… Read more »

Shahbaz

I had received similar e mail from [email protected]

Just received a USAFIS email today, contact was Thomas Krumme. His email address [email protected]

Ktotonchi

Hey lucky winners i got exactly same email plus READ HERE HA HA HA:
Name : Danny MillsAddress: 30 Leicester Square
London, WC2H 7LA
United Kingdom The payment must be sent to the above U.S. embassy agent address in United Kingdom because the U.S. Department of State decided this based on the diplomatic relations with your country. You must declare it a personal transfer (you will tell to the agent from Western Union that you are sending money to a relative or friend of yours), otherwise you will not be able to send the money

Goulddan

Yeah I got the same email here, scary that they included my full name, email address, country AND home phone number! It seems like a lot of people that received this email have actually looked into the green card lottery in the past so maybe there was some data stolen from one of the genuine agencies in the past.

The address on mine was:
Name : Bascom Talley
Address: 30 Leicester Square 
London, WC2H 7LA 
United Kingdom 

It’s the first time I’ve known them to add someone’s home phone number in the email. That is worrying.

They could be using software to compare names and addresses with online phone directories to auto collect numbers. I can’t believe these scammers haven’t been caught yet.

Niel

I received the same email and yes its scary because these scammers were able to get the mobile phone number.

Address of this fraud:
Name : Edward IkedaAddress: 30 Leicester Square
London, WC2H 7LA
United Kingdom Email: [email protected]

Nazaircliford87

i.got this message too but it was so late for me after that I don’t know anything else!

Kingmus

how they got my name nationality and also my phone number?????

Opps

please people in my country Nigeria has been the most victims of this scam send the message to everyone (beware) 

Denis Kwezi

Diversity Visa Details With the Diversity Visa (also known as Green Card) you will enjoy all the advantages and benefits of a U.S. permanent resident, including health and education benefits, and employment opportunities along with guidance in your new country, orientation sessions and programs to integrate into mainstream American society. Once received you can use it at any time you want to move in the United States or just travel. The visa must be renewed after 10 years. U.S. Government helps you with the accommodation and offers you Health Insurance (Freedom HSA Direct Individual Health insurance for 1 year), Dwelling(Apartment… Read more »

Achaki Jude A

Your registered name JUDE AGYINGI ACHAKI ( [email protected] ) is included to show this message originated from U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State notifies JUDE AGYINGI ACHAKI of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program. Bellow is the same massage that was sent to me.Please let the CIA Investigate these culprits and bring them to justice but I am not a fool to have fallen in their foolish net.Dear  aaaaaaaaa  You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random draw from the 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program . The Diversity Immigrant… Read more »

Szelka79

I received identical email today. Funnily enough I was granted 10 year tourist visa few weeks ago so when I saw the email I thought it had something to do with my visa! Mine said to sent the money to Thomas Krumme, 30 Leicester Square. They also had my home phone number which I don’t give out to anyone (I put it down on application form for US visa) Is it possible that someone takes details from application forms???

dl

same happened to me….here is copy of the email Diversity Visa Details With the Diversity Visa (also known as Green Card) you will enjoy all the advantages and benefits of a U.S. permanent resident, including health and education benefits, and employment opportunities along with guidance in your new country, orientation sessions and programs to integrate into mainstream American society. Once received you can use it at any time you want to move in the United States or just travel. The visa must be renewed after 10 years. U.S. Government helps you with the accommodation and offers you Health Insurance (Freedom… Read more »

Diallonet

Me, I receive this email”  Your registered name ***** ******* ( *****@hotmail.fr ) is included to show this message originated from U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State notifies Aliou DIALLO of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program. Dear Aliou DIALLO , You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random draw from the 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program . The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally-mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green… Read more »

Argh

Got the same mail from this address: [email protected]
Frustrating to find out that it is false, but unsurprising. I hope the scam artists get raped in a US prison.

Mitch_miscala

Me too. Just I received it 22 of September…

youness

j’ai reçu  aussi cette message : Your registered name xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ( [email protected] ) is included to show this message originated from U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State notifies xxxxxxxxxxxxx   of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program. Dear youness khairane , You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random draw from the 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program . The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally-mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green… Read more »

BIG JURK

I receive this spam too from:
Name : Claire Fisher
Address: 30 Leicester Square
London, WC2H 7LA
United Kingdom

tomas

got this on September 29. It was sent from [email protected] . Name: Frank Payne Address:  73 Queens Avenue                London, N20 0JB                United Kingdom 

Igoras03

I’ve got one of this mail too,

Name: Jill Arnold
Address: 30 Leicester Square 
London, WC2H 7LA 
United Kingdom 
:)

Vijithan

Your registered name vijithan sivaguruvijithan ( [email protected] ) is included to show this message originated from U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State notifies vijithan sivaguruvijithan of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program. Dear vijithan sivaguruvijithan , You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random draw from the 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program . The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally-mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green Card Lottery.  Winner Details Acceptance Date:Thursday… Read more »

Ali Qazi

U.S. Department of State notifies xyz of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program.   Dear xyz You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random draw from the 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program . The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally-mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green Card Lottery.     Winner Details Acceptance Date: Monday 3rd of October 2011 04:16:12 AM Country: India Phone Number: 9 Diversity Visa Details With the Diversity Visa… Read more »

Ali Qazi

christopher haris needs be fucked real hard :D

Heerabyanjankar906

I’ve got one too.

Feyisowole

I got one recently, telling me to send my hard earned money to this agent in the U.K,The necessary monitoring bodies and the public  should note this

Name : Chanel Ueblacker
Address: 73 Queens Avenue                London, N20 0JB                United Kingdom

I wish they would do something about it but it seems they don’t care. Thanks for posting.

MikeinUSA

I am an american who has friends in Italy. I got a phone call from them this morning telling me that they had one the lottery to get a green card to the USA, but it had been sent in July with a deadline to send the money by Aug 4th. (he never checks his email) They thought it was real and called over another friend that had gone to school in the USA Who also thought it was the real deal. My friends fiancee just started crying because she was thinking that they had missed an opportunity to better… Read more »

Mike, that is awful. I hope the people who send these emails read how their scams affect people’s lives, especially how it has affected your friends. Something does need to be done and hopefully it will be done soon. I wish your friends good luck in eventually winning a green card or maybe they will find another route to the US.

Thank you for sharing, Mike.

mine says: Dear christiana umunnakwe samuel ,You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random draw from the 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program . The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally-mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green Card Lottery.  Winner DetailsAcceptance Date:Monday 10th of October 2011 12:26:47 PMWinner:christiana umunnakwe samuelCountry:NigeriaPhone Number:234Diversity Visa DetailsWith the Diversity Visa (also known as Green Card) you will enjoy all the advantages and benefits of a U.S. permanent resident, including health and education benefits,… Read more »

JP

Please be aware that there are numerous of people whos trying to take our money in one way or the other, I received the same e-mail with numerous of typing errors in it, and another name they have it is the follow one under Name   : Bernard Fontaine Address:  73 Queens Avenue                London, N20 0JB                United Kingdomlease I just stop and think about all the people who did send money to this people to “received” their visas, STOP the SCAMS, please we can not trust anyone with our money and our dreams, before anything do a background check up on anything… Read more »

Your advice is very much appreciated, JP, thank you.

Did you apply for a Green Card through usagc.org? I know I did so about 2 years ago. I wanted know whether I was eligible but “sadly” (maybe “sadly”, lol) I’m not. This is the only place I can think of that had my details as the scammers have them.

Please think back and let me know if you have ever applied for a Green Card through usagc.org.

Philip Pereira

Well this is the 2nd time I am receiving this mail, I did receive this similar mail last year as well then I took it to the Embassy of the United States, and they confirmed it was fraudI wonder what action has been taken so far.

Rajeshkallian

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO just received one too.where the FBI when u need them

Probably busy sending out these blasted emails ;)

Deddy

I received exactly this email,but this time the name of the receiver ir PATRICK RANDLE in united kingdom..gosh,what a close shave..

Have to wonder how much money this scam has “earned” for the scammers. Hopefully, once the scammers are caught, the State Department will do the honorable thing and either return the money to victims or use it to improve the lives of people in less well-off nations.

Afshin bahaabadi

I received an email from u.s.department.is it true or no?     name:Danny mills
address:Queens Ave
N20 0JB
UK
my name is Afshin

Thanks for posting, Afshin. I’m sorry to tell you that it is not true. The State Department does not notify winners by email. But hey, at least you’re still in with a chance. Good luck, my friend :)

Guest (Ukraine)

I got one from [email protected], via m3kw2wvrgufz5godrsrytgd7.apphosting.bounces.google.com.  The money was requested to be sent to Twila Burdick at  73 Queens Avenue                London, N20 0JB                United Kingdom 

Rosu

Hi, Another story. Even I got a similar mail. This time they raised the amount to $ 879 and they changed the address. Here is the complete mail. Your registered name Biswajit Pattanaik  ( [email protected] ) is included to show this message originated from U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State notifies Biswajit Pattanaik   of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program. Dear Biswajit Pattanaik  , You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random draw from the 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program . The Diversity Immigrant Visa… Read more »

Bishwojit saha

i am 11th october 2011 just got the mail….But Money transfer agent name is
Western Union Agency

Name; William Danies
Address:73 Queens Avenue
London, N20 0JB
United Kingdom

Please can you tell me this is a right agency addresss…..

I am Bishwojit Saha
Country: Bangladesh

Do not send any money. The US Department of State does not notify Green Card Lottery Winners by email. To check your Green Card lottery status you must visit visit the Department of State website.

GUEST

Also received this e-mail from: [email protected]
It said to send the transfer to John Wilkinson in London

Maria

Hey, guys, I’ve just received same letter. This time the name is Ian Mitchell, address is the same.  email from [email protected] Seems this name they use for Russian citizens like me)))  

Maria

yeah and the sum to pay this time 874 US dollars!!! They increased prices also!!! Just unbelievable

Lina

Strangely enough, I’ve enterred the lottery yesterday on an official site https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ and today got this same email. Seems there’s a virus in my pc or US dept.of State gives out email adresses

Juliana

fromU.S. Department of State [email protected] via m3kw2wvrgufz5godrsrytgd7.apphosting.bounces.google.com todateThu, Oct 27, 2011 at 8:46 PMsubjectmailed-bym3kw2wvrgufz5godrsrytgd7.apphosting.bounces.google.com You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random draw from the 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program . The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally-mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green Card Lottery. After you find a Western Union agency you need to go with cash money, an identity card(e.g passport or national identity card) and send the payment to the U.S. embassy agent address in… Read more »

HAMZA KHAN

just received this e-mail as well… Actually I applied for the Lottery so you all can imagine the happiness and the following disappointment…
We should do something all together to kick their asses out!!! Who’s in???
HAMZA MUGHAL 
[email protected]

a guest

I also got this e-mail just 3 days after filling my form for GC. Yes, I approached long time ago USAGLIS, but when they asked money for that, I cancelled, but it seems they hold my details and get even the details of official GC page… How is that possible, I thought it is a secret between me and the official page! The page told to check my status after the 1st of June, and this e-mail tells now that I am a winner – it is great scam! It asked me to send money by Western Union on this… Read more »

U.S. Department of State – United States Permanent Resident Card for mohammad Al mosalami   Hide Details FROM: U.S. Department of State   TO: mohammad Al mosalami < Message flagged Monday, November 7, 2011 4:28 AMMessage body         Your registered name mohammad Al mosalami ( [email protected], [email protected] ) is included to show this message originated from U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State notifies mohammad Al mosalami   of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program.   Dear mohammad Al mosalami , You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random… Read more »

It’s a scam.

I edited your comment to remove your email address :)

anonymous

Hahaha. I got a similiar message. So I played along and sent them this email: To whom it may concern, I have sent the requested amount to: Name : Johnny Roten Address: 73 Queens Avenue                 London, N20 0JB                 United Kingdom  I had my driver send the money, so it will be under his name. Here are the details: MTCN: 7251452294Full name of sender: Amcik YarrakogluSent from: Istanbul, TurkeyAmount sent: $879 I do thank you for the quick reply and hope to hear back from you with further details. All the best.HAHAHAHAHAHA, the name of the sender in turkish means Little Pussy Son of… Read more »

I like this. Wish I’d thought of it. Hope it was a Turkish counter clerk he spoke with.

Irisharpe

Hello, I also received a FAKE document stateing I (WON THE LOTTERY) visa . I live in Canada and it sure looked real for a few minutes intil I read it. Even the logo is almost identical.  They wanted $859 from me for processing fees, which of course is not true. Same thing as everyone else on this site has reported (WesternUnion). I wish there was a way to prevent other people from being screwed by these thieves. Hey everyone, Have a Great Day!!!!

Masud Alam Masud

Yes. I’ve got this mail also. I’m from Bangladesh. Is Bangladesh is available? And I saw a message that, Bangladesh, india, pakistan ect…..countries are ineligible for this. Is this right? Please I want to  know this sir. Please ans: me……

I honestly don’t know which countries are eligible but I do know any email received is not genuine.

Emmanueletunim

Please American embassy should find only one way to comfirm these,, beacause the heartaek  is much ,,after receiving a mail u won later u find out is fraud,,,is so painfull u knw,,,,,well thanks be to God i knw these ealier

Daniel Ayele

My name is Daniel.Before 2 days i get a message you are a winner of U.S.Departement of Diversity visa program and pay for proccess $879US Dollar by western .The sender email address is [email protected] tell me anyone it is Fraud or real?My email address is [email protected], Please tell me,Thank you.

eco

no mas  solo con leer  del deposito  ya me di cuenta  q  son unos  estafadores ,..pilas mi  gente  …..cuidado  con estos   ladrones 

Vitar60

Hi guys! I’m from Israel and also has received two e-mails, althogh have never applyed for the DV!
The senders email addresses are [email protected] and
It’s very strange how these scummers got my name! Let’s expose them all!!!

Vanetha Sujee

i get a email diversity Immigrant Visa Program i am winner but it i wont no i am winner

Alishankhan32

I don’t know this is truth or no

:) The article is the truth. The comments left here are true. The email is false.

Erandi

I got this mail today…first thing i did after reading the mail is search about this ….ha ha it is a  online fraud, i knew it ..
just posting the name against the scammers !!!

email is from U S Department Of State  [email protected] !  Name   : Alan Thompson Address:  73 Queens Avenue                London, N20 0JB                United Kingdom 

Habib ullah

I have received an email from “[email protected] regarding US Department of State- United state permanent Resident card winner, and advise to depost $879 for onward process for visa  etc to
Mr. Frank Payne.
73Queens Avemue, London, N20 0JB, United Kingdom

 i think this is fraudlant email or please help

It is fraudulent. The US DoS doesn’t send email confirmations.

Mef_uae

OMG,Thanks i recieved from this email: 

Mjdeleon2003

Hi.just yesterday i have received a similar email.I have read it very well but after reading it ,I’ve realized that it’s a fraud.The only difference from the others is the western union recipient name..Alan Thompson of London.

Roksana

I GET LETTER FROM SAME FRUDE PERSON US DEPERTMENT THEY ASK ME PAY 879 US DOLLARS. NAME OF JUDITH DAVENPORT 73 QUEENS AVENUE.LONDON N200JB.UNITED KINGDOM.SORRY FOR FRUDE IM LIVING BELGIUM BUT THEY SEND ME EMAIL PAY IN UK.SO ITS TOO EASY ITS FRUDE

Alex Foo

did u guy get a call from them … coz i get a call from them and now i receive a email that im a winner….and i b told to pay 879 not 819 to Name   : Thomas Krumme Address:  73 Queens Avenue                London, N20 0JB                United Kingdom can i ask izit US gorvenment really did this green card lottery program..and my sender is frm [email protected] hope get answer frm yours asap. thanks.

Contact your local US embassy or the genuine US embassy in the UK. You can find your local embassy’s phone number on the official main US embassy website. Here’s the page you need. Find your country in the list, use the contact details given:

http://www.usembassy.gov/

It seems the scammers have upped their game. You need to let the embassy know the new tactic is to phone their targets before they send the email.

Mr_winny

I’ve got the same mail cause i found it suspicious it was 4years ago i subscribed for the green card lottery. Only thing the person was different;

 Bascom Talley Address:  73 Queens Avenue                London, N20 0JB                United Kingdom

The best way to stay away from
such fraudulent mails is to directly delete them. In a click these spam
messages can be deleted and considering them to be a part of lotterygame is
a big mistake. Thanks for sharing.

Latashaj

I had my five seconds of shock that I won followed by a reality check when I remembered I havent entered the lottery since 4 years ago.  Also, it clearly states that “Margaret Mkambankhini of_______” is the winner. I am not Margaret, I guess they forgot to replace her name with mine, but I was not going to wire $879 to the US embassy in another country when we have one right here, makes no sense…but I am really upset that these scammers are getting away with this!!! Some desperate person will go right ahead and send this money and get… Read more »

Anonymous

 I also  received like that email,but i don’t know is it real or fake,please help me to is it real or fake one,thank you friends,my email in short >>>> From: U.S. Department of State Date: Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 7:28 AMSubject: U.S. State Department – Important Notification for  [email protected] http://educationusa.state.gov/  Click on the following link to find the nearest Western Union agency and send the fees payment : Find Western Union Agency If you are unable to find a Western Union agency near your location, you may ask a relative or friend to pay the fee on your behalf.… Read more »

Louis

I have also received one of these. This is not the first time scam-artist email me.
All I do is: Try and correspond with them as much as possible. Basically keep them on a line for as long as possible.
I feel that it is my duty. For the more time I can waste of there’s the less time they have to scam other people. 

D Edoo

Your registered name osadabamwen osasogie ( [email protected] ) is included to show this message originated from U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State notifies   osadabamwen osasogie of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program. Dear osadabamwen osasogie, You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random draw from the 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program . The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally-mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green Card Lottery. Winner Details Acceptance Date:… Read more »

I also received an email like this … after the first 5 minutes of euphoria, analyzingall the details a little better, I realized the presence of a burning smell (somethingunclear) … thanks to all those evidence, is now a certainty … thanks to you and the web … and that those bastards pay dear … I hope so, because it is shameful to speculate with people’s dreams …

Prameshsubedi

the Diversity Visa (also known as Green Card) you will enjoy all the advantages and benefits of a U.S. permanent resident, including health and education benefits, and employment opportunities along with guidance in your new country, orientation sessions and programs to integrate into mainstream American society. Once received you can use it at any time you want to move in the United States or just travel. The visa must be renewed after 10 years. U.S. Government helps you with the accommodation and offers you Health Insurance (Freedom HSA Direct Individual Health insurance for 1 year), Dwelling(Apartment in any city you… Read more »

Alanis Morriset

Hola, A mi me mandaron justo el mismo mail, solo que el nombre es diferente
Judith Mills
73 Queens Av
London, N20 0JB
United Kingdom

Fucking scammer

Mail: [email protected]
@greencard:disqus 
Y el monto era de $879

Maldita gente

Riyadh Boss

Your registered name ********** ( ******@hotmail.com ) is included to show this message originated from U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State notifies ************ of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program. Dear **************** , You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer random draw from the 12.1 million entries registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program . The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally-mandated lottery program for receiving a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is also known as the Green Card Lottery. Winner Details Acceptance Date: Wednesday 18th… Read more »

Riyadh Boss

by the way, thanks :)

You’re welcome.

Viktoria_88885

Acceptance Date: Saturday 14th of January 2012 04:56:05 PM Winner Name: Olga  Country of Birth: Ukraine Phone Number: ……………………………………. After you find a Western Union agency you need to go with cash money, an identity card(e.g passport or national identity card) and send the payment to the U.S. embassy agent address in United Kingdom:  Name   : Thomas Krumme  Address:  73 Queens Avenue                 London, N20 0JB                 United Kingdom  The payment must be sent to the above U.S. embassy agent address in United Kingdom because… Read more »

Katrione_agora

Hi ^) I am next one who recieved this mail too.  But id you know ? at may of 2011 the  official site  of green card  was broken/ so scummers get all the information  abot greencard aplicants.
The first i was surprized that USA govement ask to send money to London and that there were no appointment data. Cose on state.gov/
said that they will not send e-mail  so they will give an interview to winners.

 good luck to poor nigeria gyes:)

Katrione_agora

p.s. i was take a chance to win GreenCard just for fun .  it never was my dream to live in the USA . And I get married last year with man who will neve emigrate / so when I recieved  the scam letter i feel a strange – from one hand i tride to reach a bag to fly to USA and from other will never do it without my husband:) so i was  confused but not happy.I just wonder is there anyone who send money to these scumers?

Hi Katrione, thanks for commenting. I didn’t know the official site had been hacked. That’s very interesting to know. I bet your husband is glad it was not a real email you received – I’m sure he’d be very upset emigrated without him. Maybe he will like to move one day. As for your question of whether people pay the scammers, sadly, I believe they do. I receive many private messages from people wanting further confirmation about where they should pay and how much they should pay. Thankfully I can reply to these people and tell them not to pay.… Read more »

Kk

hehehe
I too got this mail today, i donno how ppl get fooled by such scammers.

Polashmiloy

any body can heelp me? i wint see u.s.a the drem cantry of my,

Study hard, apply for work there. Learn a skill that is in demand there. If you qualify for the Green Card Lottery, visit the US State Department’s Immigration website (the link is in the article above).

Alex Morgan

Green card Lottery is not fraud, The Green Card Lottery is officially called the Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery, popularly known as the Green Card Lottery. Each year 50,000 Green Cards will be issued to people from all over the world by US Government. 

The Green Card Lottery is not a fraud. The email that tells people they have won is a fraud. Winners are never notified by email.

Anonymous

I have recieved a bogus email from dv-travel-state.com and money should be wired to western union With the Diversity Visa (also known as Green Card) you will enjoy all the advantages and benefits of a U.S. permanent resident, including health and education benefits, and employment opportunities along with guidance in your new country, orientation sessions and programs to integrate into mainstream American society. Once received you can use it at any time you want to move in the United States or just travel. The visa must be renewed after 10 years. U.S. Government helps you with the accommodation and offers… Read more »

Jorgeluisapq

YO TAMBIEN HE RECIBIDO ESTE MENSAJE De: EE.UU. El Departamento de Estado   Para: Yunior Hidalgo   Enviado: Martes 24 de Enero de 2012 15:14  Asunto: EE.UU. El Departamento de Estado – Estados Unidos Tarjeta de Residente Permanente de Yunior Hidalgo  Su nombre registrado Yunior Hidalgo ( [email protected] ) se incluye para mostrar este mensaje se originó en EE.UU. Departamento de Estado. EE.UU. Departamento de Estado notifica a Yunior Hidalgo de ser seleccionado como ganador del programa de Diversidad de Visas.  Estimado Yunior Hidalgo, Usted es uno de los 50.000 ganadores seleccionados por el sorteo al azar de la computadora… Read more »

Kheaw_koi

If the confirmation number has been lost . How I can for check this status ,for me dv 2012 . Can U help me please?

I don’t know the exact method but there is a link in the post that leads to the correct site for checking your application’s progress. I would either email the DoS oe speak with your local embassy.

Vahidvana

i got happy so much just for one day and in this time i made castle in the air.
and i still keep it in the air. and i live in it every day.
thanks guys for your email …….. 

Alex Morgan

 check out this website  http://www.usgreencardoffice.com/ and it’s official website for green card, register yourself and win green card.

Mel

This thread has been here for some time, but anyways…
I worked and lived in the US about 6 years ago,
But left after 6 months and have never wanted
To live in the US, therefore, never applied for a silly
Green card visa… A bit shocked they’ve got
All my details really….

Natosevilla

also me i receive in my email regading the visa lottery winning..this is an scam..

Michelle

Name   : Jonathan Bouligny Address:  73 Queens Avenue                London, N20 0JB                United Kingdom Fax the Western Union receipt at +44 2080434309 and e-mail at [email protected] ! If it would be necessary to contact the U.S. Department of state YOU MUST ALWAYS REFER TO YOUR NAME. The email is [email protected] !  Please note that you are allowed to take with you as many family members you want. However for each person you must pay an additional amount of U.S $879 For example if you decide to move in the United States with your wife and a kid the total… Read more »

T5679c

I received a fraudulent email from  [email protected]:disqus  -greencard-program.com coming from the screwer:
Bhaswati Ganguli
73 Queens Ave.
London N20 0JB
What could be done to stop those unscrupulous jerk off to steal and scam honest people that only want to change their life?

antiscamdis

In case anyone wants to catch the fraudsters, green card lottery scam email arrived 3 March 2012 from 209.85.216.205 (google.com) Partly anonymized message excerpts: … Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of ….apphosting.bounces.google.com designates 10.236.103.68 as permitted sender) client-ip=10.236.103.68; Authentication-Results: mr.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of …..apphosting.bounces.google.com designates 10.236.103.68 as permitted sender) smtp.mail=….apphosting.bounces.google.com Received: from mr.google.com ([10.236.103.68]) … X-Google-Appengine-App-ID: s~intergalacticulostroveni … Subject: U.S. Department of State – United States Permanent Resident Card for anonymizedname … From: “U.S. Department of State dv-at-diversity-greencard-program.com” … Email body excerpts follow: … Type of Residence Card Status Amount (per person)  United States Permanent Resident Card Granted! – Waiting… Read more »

Guest

I got the same email today, pliz if get the emails pliz make sure report tthese matters somebody somewhere must really regretting, coz these guys are really good, they actually sound professional.

Natyca3

Hi everyone, my father’s friend just receive the email below. Thanks to all you now we know it is a scam.  El mié, 3/21/12, U.S. Department of State escribió: De: U.S. Department of State Asunto: U.S. Department of State – United States Permanent Resident Card for Fecha: miércoles, 21 de marzo de 2012, 12:34 pm    Your registered name XXX is included to show this message originated from U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State notifies  of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program. Dear XXX , You are one of the 50,000 winners selected by the computer… Read more »

Bluerainspike

got this message too today. from 
support[email protected].

Thanks to you guys.  I got a site where I could read he alerts. 

Ghazi

Hello, I Ghazi al-Dulaimi, I received a letter from the following address (we Stat) and that is: ((((( The registered name is included (Ghazi aldulaimy) to show this message originated from the U.S. State Department. U.S. Department of State notifies the Ghazi aldulaimy chosen winner of the diversity visa program.   Aziz Ghazi aldulaimy, I was one of 50,000 winners selected by random computer draw from articles 12.1 million registered in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. Diversity visa program for immigrants is the United States lottery program mandated by Congress to receive a United States Permanent Resident Card. It is… Read more »

scammed

got the same email too after i registered in2007

Pravin

I also got the similar message from U.S. Immigration Services How can you help me ??

sue

they actually foned me telling me that i have been selected for some vip lotterry and i had to pay about 700usd inorder for me to run for 2 yrs

Abdulghani Al-Saroory

….. U.S. Department-of-State National Visa Center 32 Rochester Avenue. Portsmouth NH. (35004). Case Number: WAC2013648110 December 14, 2013 . Dear Winner, Congratulations!- You have been selected among the lucky-winners of the U.S. Green Card for fiscal year (2013). Winners were selected randomly-(via)-computer-draw-system of email extractions. We are sending the winning letters through the-selected email-addresses. To receive the green card; you need to apply and obtain the U.S. immigrant visa which is for permanent residence in the United States. The-visa will permit you to travel to the United-States to receive the green card. Please complete forms (DS-230) for yourself and all-accompanying… Read more »

Es posible que se hagan pasar por personas reconocidas como y luego te manden con un supuesto banco que si lo buscas lo ayas pero en realidad sera el banco????

por Ejem: el banco este ¨BTCI de togo¨

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