Fraud Warning Diversity Visa
Program Scammers Sending Fraudulent Emails and Letters
The Department of State, Office of Visa Services, advises the public of a notable increase in fraudulent emails and letters sent to Diversity Visa (DV) program (Visa Lottery) applicants.
The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters are posing as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from DV applicants. All applicants should be familiar with information about DV scams provided by the Federal Trade Commission.
Applicants are encouraged to review the rules and procedures for the DV program so that you know what to expect, when to expect it, and from whom.
While DV applicants may receive an email from the U.S. government reminding them to check their status online through DV Entrant Status Check, they will not receive a notification letter or email informing them that they are a successful DV entrant.
Applicants can only find out if they were selected to continue with DV processing by checking their status online through the DV Entrant Status https://www.dvlottery.com/