Green Card / Diversity Lottery Scams
Green Card Diversity Visa Lottery Scams - Example
Here's an interesting green card VISA lottery scam. The email
claims that the "winner" won a United States green card... through a
"lottery promotion". The email starts with "We wish to notify you that
you had been selected among the lucky winner's of the U.S Visa lottery
(GREEN CARD) through our e-mail ballot lottery program held on the 20th
of March 2007 in-Helsinki-(FINLAND)"
It's not to hard to see through this scam. First, the United States does not
conduct "promotions" to draw participants to it's "green card lottery".
There are many times more applicants than desired! Secondly, why on earth
would the United States government hold a lottery in FINLAND? If any country or
organization were to hold a lottery, they certainly wouldn't use random email
addresses as the basis for the contestants. That would simply be
pointless. Finally, you will notice it is signed,
"Secretary-General-US-Consulate-Kentucky"/ Last time we looked, Kentucky
was still a state, not a sovereign country, and the capital of the United States
is still in Washington, DC!
There is an organization called USAFIS, but they have nothing to do with this
scam; they are being used as a cover by the scammer.
And be sure you understand that USAFIS
is NOT part of the U.S. government - it is a private organization that charges
for their services!
Each year, the United States State Department conducts a lottery
through its DV program to distribute applications for 50,000 immigrant
visas. Winners of the lottery have a chance to apply for an immigrant
visa, which can be used to enter the U. S. Winners are selected
randomly, and there is no fee to enter the lottery.
It is easy to enter online, and generally, there is no reason to pay a
company to make the submission for you!
Green Card Lottery Scam using the name of USAFIS:
Object: Please read this information well (notification)
USAFIS U.S VISA LOTTERY PROMOTION,
United States Department of State,
National visa center
32 Rochester Ave,
Portsmouth,NH 03801-2909 Friday 27th April 2007
We wish to notify you that you had been selected among the
lucky winner's of the U.S Visa lottery (GREEN CARD) through
our e-mail ballot lottery program held on the 20th of March
This e-mail ballot visa lottery program was innovated last
year November by USAFIS,this is the 2nd edition of the
program and its designed to be held every year,the aims and
objectives of the program is to give free visa's to citizens
of developing countries around the world who wishes to
travel to U.S and start a new life and work.
In this innovated program,no registrations were being made
or required as the program was being conducted through
computer draw system of e-mail random extractions from
world-wide registered websites.
In this 2nd edition of the program,two hundred and twenty
five (225) U.S visa's were released and 6.3 million e-mail
addresses were extracted from world wide registered
web-sites during the 33-days extraction period that ran from
12.00 AM on JANUARY 20,2006 until midnight, FEBRUARY, 9 2007
for final selection,all extracted email addresses were
assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and
privacy for final selection through computer draw system.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number 564002-188
drew the lucky number's which subsequently won you the U.S
visa and we are sending the winning notification directly
through the selected winning e-mail address which means that
if you receive the winning notification in your mail box
that you have been selected among the lucky winner's.
Approximately One hundred and fifty five (155) lucky
selected winner's had been notified through their selected
e-mail addresses including you today (Friday 27th April 2007
Your visa winning identification number is (MM-52047) Note
that your visa winning identification number is your
PIN-CODE to claiming your visa.
Your visa duration is 10 years multiple entries to the U.S,
it is renewable upon expiration and it permits you to work,
study and own properties in the U.S. Your visa type permits
you to travel to U.S with your spouse.
Any selected lucky winner from the following countries will
be disqualified,this is because each has more than 50,000
candidates in the
(except Northern Ireland)
How can I make the claim of my visa?
You will obtain your visa through the U.S Consular officer
in your home country or country of your present residence
and note that the U.S Consular officer in your home country
or country of your present residence will not attend to you
without your processed documents of which to access your
visa winnings through their network database.
Visa winning details.
Your visa winning details falls within our Asia/pacific
booklet representative office as indicated in the draw
system and we have forwarded your visa winning details to
our Asia/pacific processing agent for the processing of your
Our visa processing agents had been apportioned among six
geographic regions, all selected lucky winner's will need to
act on their claims applications quickly before the visa
claim expiration deadline (30th of May 2007)
FOR YOUR VISA FORM AND REQUIREMENTS,CONTACT OUR ASIA/PACIFIC
AGENT VIA THIS CONTACT DETAILS,
NAME: MR.FREDRICK ANDERSON.
Office Address:Indra Tower suite105, 75/6 wireless road
Tel: +66-835-619-209, +66-811-464-568
N.B: Processing Fee.
What is processing fee?
The processing fee pays for the accuracy preparation of your
documents that will enable you to obtain your visa through
the U.S Consular officer in your home country.Green card
experts charges a nominal fee to cover administrative and
processing costs incurred in conjunction with the careful
processing of every document.
How can I pay the processing fee?
The following forms of payment are accepted:
Credit cards (MasterCard, Visa)
Personal checks (US only)
We do not accept MoneyGram, Euros, Eurocheques or bank
According to J.Stevenson Wilson, Author of Visa Lottery
services Report, the total average fee charged by green card
lottery services (US$550.00) for one person,there is no
correlation between the fee charged and the quality of
All the selected lucky winner's will get free air tickets to
the U.S,Your air ticket will be send to you by our
Asia/pacific agent together with your processed documents.
For further enquiries;
Contact our Asia/pacific agent where your visa winning
Mrs. Monica Williams.
PRIVACY: This correspondence may contain confidential or
legally privileged information or both. No confidentiality
or privilege is waived or lost by any mistransmission.You
have received this information in your mail box from USAFIS
online promo management board www.usafis.org <http://www.usafis.org/>
For More Information
For details about the State
Department's Diversity Visa lottery:
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