Applicants for the Visa Diversity (DV) program (also known as “Green Card Lottery”) are warned by the Department of State, Office of Visa Services of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to them.The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants.
Please note, that as an DV-2012 and DV-2013 applicant you may receive an email from the U.S. government reminding you to check your status online through DV Entrant Status Check. The U.S. government will never send you a notification letter or email informing you that you are a successful DV entrant.
Finally, remember that fees for the DV application process are paid to the U.S. Embassy or consulate cashier at the time of your scheduled appointment. The U.S. government will never ask you to send payment in advance by check, money order, or wire transfer.
To prevent scamming, please make yourself familiar with information about Diversity Visa scams and review the rules and procedures for the Diversity Visa Program.
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