“Green Card” Lottery Scams

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The results for the 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery are now available at dvlottery.state.gov.

That’s good news for people who are hoping to become “lawful permanent residents” in the US (sometimes referred to as “getting a green card”).

But it’s also a good opportunity for scammers to try to confuse hopeful applicants.

If you’ve entered the diversity visa lottery, don’t be fooled by emails that say you’ve won, or that ask you to send money to claim your spot.

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.

If your entry is selected, you'll have to pay an application fee to the US Embassy or Consulate Cashier, but only when you go for your scheduled appointment. The US government will never ask you to send money in advance by check, money order, or wire transfer.  

If you want to know more about the rules of the diversity visa lottery, check out this video.


If you suspect you’ve been contacted by a scam artist, please report your experience to the FTC.

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how does a person apply for this green card lottery

Scammers have so many tricks that how they make fool to others and they apply any type of tricks for their personal gain like fake mails and messages in your phone inbox as a lottery so avoid these and be careful of them.

I consider Green Card Lottery as a very dubious practice itself.

If your argument in defence of the Green Card Lottery is that you give winners a ticket to better life and freedom.

My counter argument will be that you destroy already established local communities worldwide and put the enormous burden of debt on the majority of newcomers because of extraordinarily high prices of US housing and education, compared to most of the world countries.

If your argument is that America has better standards of living

My counter argument will be: what makes it difficult to achieve the same excellent quality of living in those local communities instead?

If your argument will be that America is a more democratic country

My counter argument is that only legitimate "cracy" in the world is a beauty and rationality, and those values might differ locally but strive to the same everywhere.

If your Argument is, that USA is a better country

My counter argument will be if it's better, why it cares about a mindset and values of that much of foreign citizens more that it cares about well-being its own? Is here no poverty and homelessness? Eradicate those problems here first, then help the others.

Thank you for this almost perfect comment.

my brother started a process with the green card organization.
first they asked him for $2800 and they said that's all he has to pay. now they want $3200 more.

it looks to me like a scam.

i will be happy to receive some info about them

I don't know the name of the company. You can search for the name of the company and report to a consumer agency in your home state.

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