United States Diversity Visa Lottery Program Scam

Another form of scam preys on the desire of many people in the third world to immigrate. The United States has a Diversity Visa lottery program (USA DV Lottery) to encourage people underrepresented countries to immigrate.

The following fake email impersonates US officials and claims that the recipient won in the lottery and asks for fees via Western Union.

Here is the text of the email scam:

Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 18:18:20 +0300
From: "US DEPARTMENT OF STATE" <stategov_diversityvisa@walla.com>

Kentucky Consular Center
1001 Visa Crest
Migrate,KY 41901-1000

Dear Winner,

It ¡s my pleasure to congratulate you on your success in the AMERICAN DV-2008 VISA LOTTERY PROGRAM which was applied and processed by our agency. You were selected as one of the lucky winners on our internet screening machine, for the DV-2008 USA national visa lottery program. Your visa lottery winner's identity is ID-6200DV and your serial net visa passport with us is SNVPh700IU.In this respect, you are directed to forward the following requirements:

l. Your present contact address (for correspondence)
2. Your recent passport photograph.
You can also send your photo(s) by regular mail. The photo must be between 1 1 by 1 1 and 2 by 2 inches (37-50 mm) square, with the applicant¡¯s, spouse¡¯s, or child's name printed on the back. Please mail the photos to:

Immigration Services:
PA/PL, Rm. 3206
U.S. Department of State
Kentucky Consular Center
1001 Visa Crest
Migrate,KY 41901-1000

Or preferably, you can scan them and send via email for faster processing. Clearance /acceptance fees is($989.67)


Your present contact address should be forwarded strictly to our receiving correspondent Mr. Micheal Moore through his email address (stategovoffice@yahoo.com ). We accept Western Union Money Transfer/Money Gram as the ONLY payment method due to some reasons from our past experiences. (Credit card is not acceptable, please.)For information on how to send across the fees, please contact the Clearance Officer Mr.kelly Rose through his email (diversityclearance.stategov@yahoo.com).Your payment confirmation shall be sent to you as soon as clarification is done on your payment.

Providing the above requirements will assure you of getting your Visa Lottery Acknowledgement Card and Visa lottery Security Code which we shall send to your email address.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please make sure you report and forward your Visa lottery Code and Acknowledgement Card to the USA embassy in your individual country for your Green Card and other necessary claims. According to the United States of America's Code of Conduct and Constitution Vol.176/866:Act 690SN guiding all immigration, and Green Card permit Agencies, Non-Response,14 days after you receive this message to your winner's status shall reveal "No interest" and we would in return, refer your lottery code and acknowledgement card back to the USA Government/Immigration Service Center.

We shall be anticipating your reply soon.


Mrs. Cynthia Brown,

Executive Director.



It's not a fake e-mail, it's

It's not a fake e-mail, it's a real e-mail with fake information!


I want win US visa a permanant green card to live us.


My reason why coming there to live is that i like the surrounding and also i like to change the country iam for living.
i went to be member of U.S.A family.



Please I want a to travel to America for work and help my family for financial problems

i want to get U.S.A visa

i would lake to get u.s.a visa and i lake to live in u.s.a so pealse send me massege shaaf@hotmail.com

for work

Date of birth:1990
place of birth:afghanistan ningarhar
father name:abdulmalik
phon number:0093772782867
i want to get vesa for work and study
in USA if you are help me it is your kindly

i am graduted from high school & i can speak english 80% persond
i wait for your coment

It would be my pleasure to be one of Usa members

Its my pleasure to live in usa cos it been a long time i was trying to get the visa But its difficult
But i will like if u can help me out here cos I love to sing and i have a new hit Album on my hand now
and i would be glad if u can find me a promoter over there so please kindly send me wayout i mean how i will come
to USA,,,,,,ITS a great Country Please help me out and let me get visa to come over there,PLS KINDLY SEND ME A MESSAGE TO ,,,
zz@yahoo.com and zzz@hotmail.com and this mobile number,,,+23480999999
and i will be waiting for ur response please
Thanks so much

please i want to study in USA

please i will to study in USA.USA is one of the place i seen there is effective education and besides it is easy to have a job.i have a certificate of an odinary level education in cameroon education.please but i don't have any body to sponsor me please i will be very happy if you take me by any chance to come and study the

I want to study in USA

I'm a student in Nigeria who wish to study in USA, but i don't have any body to sponsor me. I am an O'level certificate student. I passed out in year 2006. PLEASE HELP ME.