Here’s the latest example of this nasty scam preying,as usual, on those members of society with probably the least to lose. The US Government, as you may not be aware, makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States.
The following warning is on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website (http://travel.state.gov)
Please Note: There have been instances of fraudulent websites posing as official U.S. Government sites. Some companies posing as the U.S. Government have sought money in order to “complete” lottery entry forms. There is no charge to download and complete the Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Form. The Department of State notifies successful Diversity Visa applicants by letter, and NOT by email. To learn more see the Department of State Warning and the Federal Trade Commission Warning.
As far as I can see, the website referred to below is one of those – www.nationalvisaregistry.com
If you want to take part in this lottery (which has already closed for 2008), use the folowing link : http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1318.html
U.S.Department of State .
Public Communication Division:
2201 C Street NW,
Dear Winner,Congratulations !You have been selected as one of the lucky winners on our internet screening machine,DV-2005-2006 USA national visa lottery program.It is our pleasure to congratulate you on your success in the America DV-2006-2007 VISA LOTTERY GREENCARD which was applied and processed by our immigration service.Approximately 150,000 individual were registered for further processing.However there are only 50,000 & 55,000 diversity visas available under the fiscal Year 2005-2006 DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM. Therefore, it is most important that you carefully follow these instructions to increase your chances of possible visa issuance.Please, read and follow all enclosed instructions for requirements processing very carefully. ALL FORMS AND CORRESPONDENCE FOR REQUIREMENTS must be sent to the national visa center at the given address. ****email@example.com*****It is our pleasure to congratulate you on your success in the America DV-2006-2007 VISA LOTTERY GREENCARD which was applied and processed by our immigration service. Your visa lottery winner’s identity is ID-GRN777#4200DV# and the serial net visa passport attached to your case number is SNVPh700IU#.
Your visa lottery winner’s identity is ID-GRN777#4200DV# and the serial net visa passport attached to your case number is SNVPh700IU# .
In this respect,you are directed to forward the following requirements for further correspondence:
(a) Your present contact address(for correspondent)(b) Your recent passport photograph: REGULAR MAIL: You can also send your photo by regular mail. The photo must be between 1 Â½ by 1 Â½ and 2 by 2inches (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
United States Department of State
National Visa Center
Porthmounth, NH 03801-29086.NOTE: Preferably for faster delivery and processing you are implored to make a scanned copy of your recent passport photograph and send it via online(email) to our immigration service replyi mmigration at(firstname.lastname@example.org)(c) Clearance/acceptance fees of ($549)for single and ($749) for spouse and children Clearance/acceptance fees of($549.67)/($749.67)for SINGLE/FAMILY SIZE STATUS SHOULD BE SEND THROUGH WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER THROUGH OUR FINANCE CENTER ON THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR IMMEDIATE CLAIM OF YOUR PAYMENT BY OUR AGENCY.Rosario Owens
508 Live Oak Street
Hughes Springs, Texas 75656
USADetails of requirements:Your present contact address should be forwarded strictly to our attached network receiving email address for correspondence: Alternatively, for faster processing, a scanned copy of your passport photograph should be send via our
attached network recieving email addresses,(email@example.com)
A clearance/acceptance fee payment($549.67)/($749.67)SINGLE /FAMILY SIZE STATUS.:we accept only western union from our past experiences.(creditcard is not acceptable) Your western union money transfer payment informationshould be forwarded as directedon payment procedures via our attached network recieving email addresses:(firstname.lastname@example.org)
GUIDELINES ON RECIEVING/SENDING YOUR PAYMENTS:
508 Live Oak Street
Hughes Springs, Texas 75656
SECRET QUESTION : WHAT IS YOUR NAME ?
COUNTRY WHERE THE MONEY WAS SENT/SENDER’SCOUNTRY:
AMOUNT TO SEND: ……………………?
MTCN MEANS :(MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBER)
KINDLY MAKE YOUR PAYMENT TRANSFER WITH THE GUIDLINE AS GIVEN ABOVE SO AS TO AVOID ANY DECLINATION ON YOUR PAYMENT.
NOTE THAT YOUR PAYMENT INFORMATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE ADDRESSES(EMAIL):(email@example.com) CONFIRMATION SHALL BE SENT TO YOU AS SOON AS CLARIFICATION IS DONE ON YOUR RECORD.
Details of requirements:
Your present contact address should be forwarded strictly to our attached network receieving email address for correspondent:
Alternatvely for faster processing, a scanned copy of your passport photograph should be send via our attached network recieving email addresses:reply immigration at usa.com (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A clearance/acceptance fees payment ($549)/($749) SINGLE /MARRIED STATUS.
We accept only western union money transfer payment method due to some reasons from our past experiences. (credit card is not accepted,please.)
Your western union or other means of money transfer payment information should be forwarded as directed on payment procedures via our attached network receiving email addresses:(email@example.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 your visa lottery acknowledgement card and visa lottery security case code which would be sent to your email addresses as provided.
Important notice :Please make sure you report and forward your lottery visa case code and acknowledgement card to the USA embassy in individual country for other necessary claims as soon as you have been sent all the necessary migration
credentials via our attached courier service on accomplishing all necessary process and payment procedure.
According to the united states code of conduct and constitution Vol.176/866 :Act 690SN guiding all immigration, green card permit agencies if non-response after 21days on receiving this notification, your winner’s status shall reveal no interest
and we would inresponse refer your lottery winning code and acknowledgement card back to the USA government/immigration service center.
We shall be anticipating for your response soonest.
PLEASE REPLY THROUGH OUR EMAIL replyimmigration at usa.com or replyimmigration at mail2world.com.
Note:Kindly ensure that your western Union payment information are sent through our immigration At:(firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible so as to enable us accomplish the processing in due time for your take off procedure as scheduled on our record.