Today I received this e-mail allegedly from 'the US Embassy' telling a lot of blah blah!
I know how that visa programme works so immediately I realized that this messge was from greedy people who want to gain through my back!
So I would like to put the e-mail in question here, in public, so that no one can get into their trap. They are after vulnerable people -so it is our duty to educate everybody on matters like this one.
If you applied for the visa (dvlottery) on-line, please visit the official US Federal Government (Department of State) website for more about such applications (please read the rules and regulations from the official website not from anywhere else).
Now read the e-mail below from the conmen!
'If the deal is too good to be true, then it probably is'
CONGRATULATIONS FROM US EMBASSY
From: United States Visa Lottery "email@example.com>"
To: undisclosed recipients
Tuesday January 13, 2009 4:09 AM
From The Official CO-Ordinator.
UNITED STATES GREEN CARD PROGRAM - YEAR 2009.
United States Department of State, National Visa Center.31 Rochester Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801-2900.
Case Number :- 001WWACQ992009DC
Congratulations,you have been selected as one of the lucky winners of our U.S Visa through our internet email extracting and screening machine, your application was applied and processed by our internet email extracting and screening machine which randomly extracts 6.3 million Email addresses during our 30-days extraction period that ran from 12.00 AM on December 13th, 2008 until midnight, January 12th, 2009. All extracted email addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy for final selection through computer draw system and your email address attached to ticket number 966022-188 drew the lucky numbers which subsequently won you the U.S visa and we are sending the winning notification through the selected email addresses which means that, if you receive the notification in your mail box you have been selected among the lucky winners. The aims and objectives of the program is to give free visa's to citizens of developing countries around the world who wishes to travel to U.S and start a new life and work. The green card Lottery is a matter of huge benefits for those who want to try themselves abroad. Your visa duration is 10 years multiple entries to the U.S, it is renewable upon expiration and it permits you to travel to U.S with your family. The visas have been apportioned among six geographic regions with a maximum of seven percent available to persons born in any single country. Our visa processing agents had been apportioned among the six geographic regions. Visa claim application (step 1)
Your visa winning details falls within our Asia/pacific booklet representative office as indicated in the draw system and we have forwarded your winning details to our Asia/Pacific office for the processing of your visa acknowledgement Certificates, therefore, FOR YOUR VISA FORM, REQUIREMENTS AND FURTHER DETAILS, contact our Asia/pacific agent with the below contact details; NAME:- MR. JAMES WILSON
PHONE:- +668 0288 5324
FAX:- +662 4330 902
MAILTO:- firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
ALTERNATIVE EMAIL:- firstname.lastname@example.org Approximately 255 lucky selected winners had been notified through their selected winning email addresses including you today (Tue 13-01-2009) all selected lucky winners will need to act on their claims applications quickly before the expiration of the visa claim deadline which is on the (30th of January 2009) Advanced question.
How do I make the claim of my visa?
You will obtain your visa through the U.S Consular officer in your home country or any U.S Embassy nearest to you with your Visa Acknowledgement Certificates that will be processed and send to you by our Asia/pacific agent. U. S. embassies and consulates will not be able to provide a list of winners until their Green Card acknowledgement certificates are processed with their case numbers and placed on the U.S Immigration Network Database. Visa Administrative Fee.
Dual-$1,520USD (Family) What is administrative fee?
The administrative fee pays for the accuracy preparation of your documents that will enable you to obtain your visa through the U.S Consular officer in your home country or country of your present residence. Green card experts charges a nominal fee to cover administrative and processing costs incurred in conjunction with the careful processing of every document. According to J.Stevenson Wilson, Author of Visa Lottery services Report, the total average fee charged by green card lottery services ($1195USD) for one person,there is no correlation between the fee charged and the quality of services provided and its benefits. Benefits.
Winners will get FREE Airline Ticket to the USA.
People that win this Lottery will get the constant legal status of the US inhabitant, an opportunity of free country entrance and departure, the right to be working in the USA legally and getting American salary. You may have any job in America, whether it is a government, public or private job. A permanent residence visa (as well as American work visa) eases your life. In addition to permanent legal residence Green Card holders also receive health, education, retirement, taxation, social security and other benefits. Please retain this letter and take it with you to your visa interview centre when directed.
Do not reply back to this notification email (busy) Please read and follow all the enclosed instructions very carefully.
Mrs. Christine Robert.
(Secretary General U.S Consulate Kentucky
Do NOT trust anything above, just ignore it (if you receive it)