To our esteemed customers, please be adviced that some scam eDV Lottery Winning Notification email letters have been going round purportedly from the US Department of States. This is fraudulent and a scam with the intention of swindling members of the public of their hard earned money. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MAILS. When in doubt, please check your winning status online with your eDV Registration confirmation numbers or contact your Local America Visa Consulate for assistance.
See below example of such email forwarded to our company by one of our customers:
Department of State
Bureau of Consular Affairs
Kentucky Consular Center (KCC)
3505 North Highway 25W
Williamsburg KY, 40768 U.S.A.
AMERICAN DV2009 VISA LOTTERY PROGRAM WINNER:CASE NUMBER 2009AES 00023472
Congratulations! You are among those randomly selected and registered for further consideration in the DV-2009 diversity immigrant program for fiscal year 2009.
This success notification letter on your success in DV2009 has been sent to you via e-mail owing to failed attempts at getting your response after the normal letter by post was sent. We are assuming that the letter has been lost en transit hence this as the last resort.
Indicate your interest or otherwise to this notification by getting in touch with your Processing Correspondent Herman Straw through his e-mail email@example.com with the following:
1. Your CURRENT contact address (Re-confirm for record purposes),
2. SCANNED copies of your RECENT passport photograph ,
4. Marital status.
Note that the passport photograph must be taken within the last six months, and must be 35mmsq or 2 inches by 2 inches. You can also provide the passport photographs of your spouse and other dependents. Your case number is 2009AES00023472.
Further, the Clearance Officer Mr. Williams Bill will contact you with instructions on how to pay the $1,189.67clearance/acceptance fees. (Payment is made strictly through Western Union Money Transfer).The payment of the fee ensures that your file is cleared for processing.
At the completion of the processing of your file (which shall be after the above requirements have been provided), you shall be provided with your Visa Lottery Acknowledgment Card with which you may then contact our Embassy for the issuance of your Green Card proper.
Note that this country's Code of Conduct and Constitution Vol.176/866:Act 690SN guiding all immigration, and Green Card permit Agencies, dictates that 10 days after the dispatch of this e-mail, that all such notified winners who fail to comply to the provisions herein contained, shall lose the opportunity.
Diversity Visa Lottery Coordinator,
Bureau of Consular Affairs,
U.S Department of State.
2010 Entrant Status Check
You can now heck the status of your 2010 DV Lottery Entrant Status. Please click on the link below to be connected to DOS website:Please click this link
2011 DV Lottery Registration
The entry submission period for DV-2011 is from 12:00PM EDT (GMT -4) on October 2, 2009 to 12:00PM EST (GMT -5) on November 30, 2009. The entry form will only be available for submission during this period and this period only. Entries will not be accepted through the U.S. Postal Service.
2011 Entrant Status Check
Please check back at this link http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/ on or after July 1, 2010 for Entrants who applied for DV-2011.