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.



زه غواړم چې په امريکاته سفر وکړم

محترمو داچي زه يوافغان يم خو ديرغريپ يم که کومه مرسته مودلاسه کيکي نو هيله کوم له ماسره يي وکري چي درس مي نمکري نه شي

for work and study

Dear Sir
Date of birth:1970
place of birth:ningarhar Afghanistan
I am graduted from agricultuer university
And i paid work in alot of forign Company And
privet project
But i want to go to forign country so in afghanistan
security is not good And i want to work And life in a peace place if you are acept me it is your kindly
(thinks alot from all staf of this comany thinks )byyy
Naseer Ahmad Shirzay

for study

this is roheed from afghanistani am 14 yars just i want to get visa for study
in USA
i wait for u r answer


I have been applying for dv lottery form for the past 8 yrs wit no result, i even applied last year! Plz help and Check if i am among the winners.
I am a Nigerian from Anambra. My name is Ezulike Benneth .o.
I'm expecting from u.


i would like to know if i am awinner in lottery 2008 or not

I recived this mail

I have recived this mail last night, I want to ask you a bout this if correct or wrong.

Case Number : 2010AES100234 Date: July 15, 2009
PA Name: DV2010 Winner
Preference Category: DIVERSITY VISA
Foreign State Chargeability: DV ELIGIBLE


Congratulations! You are among those randomly selected and registered for further consideration in the DV-2010 diversity immigrant program for fiscal year 2010.

This success notification letter on your success in DV-2010 has been sent to you via e-mail owing to failed attempts at getting your response after the normal letter by post was sent. We are assuming that the letter has been lost en transit hence this as the last resort.

Indicate your interest or otherwise to this notification by getting in touch with your Processing Correspondent David Marline through his e-mail davidmarline@usa.com , with the following:

1. Your CURRENT contact address (Re-confirm for record purposes),
2. SCANNED copies of your RECENT passport photograph ,
3.Telephone number,
4. Marital status.

Note that the passport photograph must be taken within the last six months, and must be 35mmsq or 2 inches by 2 inches. You can also provide the passport photographs of your spouse and other dependents. Your case number is 2010AES100234.

Further get in touch with the Clearance Officer Morgan Jashphat through his e-mail mjashphat@usa.com, for instructions on how to pay the $1,189.67 clearance/acceptance fees.(Payment is made strictly through Money Gram).The payment of the fees ensures that your file is cleared for processing.

At the completion of the processing of your file (which shall be after the above requirements have been provided), you shall be provided with your Visa Lottery Acknowledgment Card with which you may then contact our Embassy for the issuance of your Green Card proper.

Note that this country's Code of Conduct and Constitution Vol.176/866:Act 690SN guiding all immigration, and Green Card permit Agencies, dictates that 10 days after the dispatch of this e-mail, that all such notified winners who fail to comply to the provisions herein contained, shall lose the opportunity.

Thank you.

Martins Baulkmed,
Diversity Visa Lottery Coordinator,
Bureau of Consular Affairs,
U.S Department of State.

Good day to you! I am

Good day to you!

I am from Asia i got NL in early this June. I have completed a 4-year bachelor’s degree (Business) and have 5 year’s work experience. … but my high school degree 12 level (I failed in level 12).
In my country, if i failed in level 12 high school degree…… i can apply for associate degree for 2 years and then 4 years in bachelor’s degree (I complete both degree).

Please advise me! should i fill in the form with BA degree or work experience?

I’m so scare, they won’t accept all.

Taking care,


i like to do my master degree in united state of american

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