DV Lottery Winner ! Scam Notification Letters Reported

usafis.org DV lottery scam

Did you receive a DV Lottery Congratulations! Letter from USAFIS Organization? A lot of people are receiving lately this US government official letter look like notification from scammer organization called USAFIS.org

Ethiopiaforums.com reader contacted us regarding this scam. He received a same letter that tells him he is a selected as a Diversity Visa (DV) Program winner and in order to process his visa he have to send processing fee through western union.

But since he realized the notification is scam he contacted us to let others know about the so called Diversity Visa (DV) Program winner notification. We would like to thank Kiros for the report.

After searching the web we found similar incidents reported to Scam reporting websites about USAFIS.org Diversity Visa (DV) Program winner notification scam.

If you received a Diversity Visa (DV) Program winner notification please make sure it is from the US Government official DV Lottery office. http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/

You can check the status of your application from online dvlottery.state.gov

usafis.org DV lottery scam

Here is sample of Diversity Visa (DV) Program winner scam notification.

U.S. Department of State sent this message to <Name and email>
Your registered name is included to show this message originated from U.S. Department of State. Congratulations, you’ve won !

Dear (NAME)
Congratulations ! You are among those randomly selected and registered for further consideration in the diversity immigrant program. Selection guarantees that
you will receive a United States Permanent Resident Card(also known as Green Card or Diversity Visa) only if you follow the instructions for further processing.

Acceptance Date: Friday 28th of January 2011 10:46:02 AM

Winner Name: (NAME)

Country of Birth: (Country)

Phone Number: 66-85-5552663

Is the Diveristy Visa FREE ?
No. There is a big confusion. Only the participation in the Diversity Visa Lottery was free but the winners must pay the visa processing fees.
The fee is used to process your visa related documents and verify your identity.

Fees:

Type of Residence Card Status Amount (per person)
United States Permanent Resident Card Granted! – Waiting for payment of processing fee $852
Processing fees Included
Total $852

INSTRUCTIONS

Please read and follow all the instructions very carefully. With the Diversity Visa (also known as Green Card) you will enjoy all the advantages and benefits of a US 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.

Although you will have all the rights that a U.S. citizen has in the United States, without a relative or friend in the United States you may find the relocation difficult and expensive due the lack of experience in the American society. Therefore the U.S. Government helps you with the accommodation and offers you along with each visa 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/ .)

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We remind you that only the visa processing fee ($852) is mandatory and the visa is guaranteed upon receiving the payment.

Accompanying family members(wife/husband, fiancee, brothers, sisters, children, 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, children, cousin) must pay $852. There is no discount for children.

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 : Brendan Egan
Address: 24 Grosvenor Square
London, W1A 2LQ
United Kingdom

The payment must be sent to the above U.S. embassy agent address in United Kingdom because the U.S. Government 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 state.usa.gov@usa.com
b) Email at state.usa.gov@usa.com 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 the interview won’t deny your visa.

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Important Notice!

The payment must be sent via Western Union no later than 5 February 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$ 852) 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 state.usa.gov@usa.com

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. PURPOSE: The U.S. Department of State uses the facts you provide on this form primarily to determine your assification and eligibility for a U.S. immigrant visa. Individuals who fail to submit this form or who do not provide all the requested information may be denied a U.S. immigrant visa. Although furnishing this information is voluntary, failure to provide this information may delay or prevent the processing of your case. ROUTINE USES: If you are issued an immigrant visa and are subsequently admitted to the United States as an immigrant, the Department of Homeland Security will use the information on this form to issue you a Permanent Resident Card, and, if you so indicate, the Social Security Administration will use the information to issue a social security number. The information provided may also be released to federal agencies for law enforcement, counterterrorism and homeland security purposes; to Congress and courts within their sphere of jurisdiction; and to other federal agencies who may need the information to administer or enforce U.S. laws.

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40 Comments

  1. Thanks for the information. a lot of people will learn and save themselves from this kind of fraud.
    specially in Ethiopia we have to be careful before sending money to anyone.

  2. d notification is to inform u dat ur application has bin submitted.if anyone had used deir site to fill out d lottery application,it means if u hadn’t used d offcial website dvlottery.org.

  3. This is 100% scam! there fore, we Ethiopians, should save ourselves from this type of web-based fraud. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!

  4. Thank you very much . this site helps too many people to open their eyes. please make an initiative to stop those frauds permanently.

  5. just after some yrs eth will start dv prog. to give chances to us and westerners to blow to eth

  6. I believe some scammers are out there telling people congratulations, “You have won” and to pay the sum of $880 to somewhere in London why? They have been sending this type of letters to me over 8 times. Is USAFIS aware of this development?

    Please do something about this fraudulent people.

    Thanks.

  7. Dear solabomi ajayi ,

    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. its thru i need your advice

  8. am so grateful to u for this piece of information, i have received a similar massage from the so called roberts whatever who wants me to send him some amount through westing union to enable him process ma visa.

  9. My brother in Germany received one also.
    We knew it was a scam, anything that requires money right away is bad. Here is the letter received.

    .S. Department of State schrieb am Do, 11.8.2011:

    Von: U.S. Department of State
    Betreff: U.S. Department of State – United States Permanent Resident Card for Felix William
    An: “Felix William ”
    Datum: Donnerstag, 11. August, 2011 08:05 Uhr

    Your registered name( Felix William(kaaw2001@yahoo.com ) is included to show this message originated from U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State notifies Felix William of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program.

    Dear Felix William , 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 11th of August 2011 01:05:43 PM

    Winner Name: Felix William

    Country of Birth: Kenya

    Phone Number: 49-176-24899-55

    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 University so you can continue your educational study. More details can be found at http://educationusa.state.gov/ .)

    Processing fees

    Type of Residence Card Status Amount (per person)
    United States Permanent Resident Card Granted! – Waiting for payment of processing fee $879
    Processing fees Included
    Total $879
    Although the Diversity Visa participation was free, the law and regulations require to every diversity visa winner to pay a visa processing fee of $879 . The Diversity Visa(Green Card) is guaranteed upon receiving the payment.
    The per person fee for each Diversity Visa is $879, payable in U.S. dollars or equivalent of your local currency. This $879 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 $879. 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 : Fleur Kitsell
    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 dv@usafis-org.com
    b) Email at dv@usafis-org.com 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 August 25, 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$879) 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 is dv@usafis-org.com

    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.

  10. they nearly get me… it hurt a lot and we must find ways and means to figure out these fraudsters and deal with them… that’s really a silly job they’re doing…

  11. Dear Sir,

    I have recived email from below id but I don’t know It’s true or wrong.

    If i really winner so please call to me my new cell phone number# 0093799573151.

    “U.S. Department of State”

    Thanks,
    Alif khan

  12. I have just received such an email a few hours ago – I almost believed it , but the dollar amt left me with some question marks.

  13. Hi
    I am living in Iran.
    I have recieved same letter via internet too.
    Thank you for your notifications.
    B.E

  14. I have also received a same letter. now i am confused that is it true. i am waiting for your reply.

  15. I got exactly this message early hour of 25th of Aug 2011 congratulating me that have won visa lottery and that I should pay some money,America embasy should try their possible best in tracking this agents because I believe some people would have fallen victim,thanks.

  16. Dear Sir,
    Thank you for the e- mail, But unfortunately I see the mail today 27.08.2011 due to some problem with accesibility of my e mails, I don’t know It’s true or wrong. The due payment date for visa processing feewas 25.08.2011.
    If i really winner so please call to me my new cell phone number# 0094772531287 or land phone number 00940112933882.

    Please let me know can I pay the processing fee next couple of day (30.08.2011), U.S Embassy can allow me, because today is saturday to draw money.

    Your better response is much appreciatted. I am looking forward your reply for payment.

    Ajadevi Raveendran

  17. hi i got this massage now about winner dv for us it is true . or not ? i will be waitting your reply

  18. But how on earth did they get my exact email address and telephone numbers? I haven’t tried the lottery in years, and my computer has no spyware.

    I plead with all involved in this programmes, to please keep our confidential information secure.

    Thanks

  19. DEAR SIR, I HAD GOT EMAIL FROM Rob Skipsey LASAT Monday, August 22, 2011 8:46 PM, IS IT TRUE OR FALSE ? PLZ CONFIRM ME

  20. redevilnyi@gmail.com.THIS notifies is rale OR not real please give me a send.i am not boss.there4 sar u don,t line.please give me hand.what can i do and where to going to chat .please give me a idea fro my live.

    I DON,T BELIVE IT.BECAUSE OFF U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State notifies zaw myo of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program.please give me next one email send and another chang.because off i have a dream fro my live.

  21. I am an Iraqi citizen and has worked with United States forces for Tmanbh months and I would like to immigrate to the U.S. Can anyone help me or guide me and thank you

  22. hi, this is just a fake, i was thinking what if its real but they r dump to ask the money with in 5 days starting the email arrival date, God knows how they got my exact address.

  23. Dv lottery 2011 further processing result steal now delay?.Is ther any chance after this issuinig date?

  24. zaw myo says:
    September 5, 2011 at 8:16 am

    redevilnyi@gmail.com.THIS notifies is rale OR not real please give me a send.i am not boss.there4 sar u don,t line.please give me hand.what can i do and where to going to chat .please give me a idea fro my live.

    I DON,T BELIVE IT.BECAUSE OFF U.S. Department of State. U.S. Department of State notifies zaw myo of being selected as a winner of the Diversity Visa program.please give me next one email send and another chang.because off i have a dream fro my live.

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