USCIS Warning: Watch out for Diversity Visa Program Fraud

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has sent out an email warning the public to watch out for possible fraud during the FY2015 Diversity Visa (DV) Program. They warned that scammers may try to pose as U.S. government officials, trying to deceive applicants and possibly trying to take their money and private information. They warned DV applicants to only interact with the U.S. Department of State (DOS). Applicants should visit https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ for official U.S. government information on the program.

DOS began taking online registration for the FY2015 Diversity Visa Program on 10/1/13. The registration period will end on Saturday, 11/2/13. Again, please visit https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ for official U.S. government information on the program and more details.

Source of Information:

AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13102251 (Posted 10/22/13)

U.S. Department of State, Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery, Web Page:
https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Avoid Scams, Web Page:
http://www.uscis.gov/avoidscams