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Green Card Lottery Winning Email from US Department of State Scam


If you receive an email purportedly from the United States Department of State titled “Green Card Lottery Winning Letter” it’s a SCAM.  The State Department will never send you an email or letter to say you have won.

A part of the email will read as follows:

“Congratulations! – You have been selected among the lucky winners of the U.S. green card; in the Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Program. Winners were selected randomly via a computer draw system of email extractions. The green card gives you the right to live legally and permanently in the United States.”  THIS IS A SCAM.

The email continues by giving you directions on how to fill out a phony Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration, which is attached with a link.  DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK(S).  Do not fill out any forms and return them with any type of payment.

For more information about the FACTUAL Diversity Visa Lottery Program and how it works, or about the scam and how to file a complaint, visit





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