February 18, 2011 DOS Issues Scam Alert for Diversity Visa Applicants

Scammers are sending fraudulent emails and letters, according to the US Department of State to Diversity Visa (DV) applicants. The DV notes that the 'visa lottery' is being targeted by scammers sending fraudulent emails and letters posing as US government official notifications. The scammers are attempting to receive payments from unsuspecting applicants for DV visa processing.

To avoid being caught up in a scam, applicants should be familiar with the established procedure for receiving notification from the U.S. Government. For further information about DV scams go to http://travel.state.gov/.

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