Beware Visa Lottery E-mail Scams
May 22nd, 2013
The FTC warns:
The truth is, the only way to check the status of your application is to visit dvlottery.state.gov. If you get an email or letter from someone telling you that you won, it’s a scam.
Checking your diversity visa lottery status is free. If you have been selected to receive a visa, you will have to pay an application fee to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate but only when you go for a scheduled appointment.
If you suspect you’ve been targeted by a scammer, you can submit a complaint to the FTC.