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Old 06-21-2011, 03:47 PM
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I got this email and it had me fooled for around 2 hours but dont beleive it! the email adress is not .gov!

Dear ,
Congratulations on winning a United States Permanent Resident Card through Diversity Visa Lottery. Selection guarantees that you will receive a United States Permanent Resident Card(also known as Green Card or Diversity Visa) only if you follow the instructions for further processing. Follow the instruction below to pay the processing fees
and start the integration process in the United States as soon as possible.

Acceptance Date: Saturday 18th of June 2011 12:25:32 PM
Country of Birth: Jamaica
Phone Number: 17160000000

Is the Diveristy Visa FREE ?
No. There is a big confusion. Only the participation in the Diversity Visa Lottery was free but the winners must pay the visa processing fees.
The fees are collected by Embassy or Consulate abroad, Department of Homeland Security's, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The fee is also used to prove your identity and express your interest in the U.S visa so we can make all the demands required for your relocation in the United States.

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Old 06-21-2011, 05:53 PM
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Re: green card100% scam. While there is a USAFIS

100% scam, you are correct.

While there is a USAFIS green card diversity (DV) lottery, that email did NOT come from the US government.

The US government uses "dot gov" email addresses NOT "", NOT "" or anything else.

The US government notifies winners via the United States postal service by sending paperwork to their home address NEVER via email.

The next email will be from another of the scammer's fake names and free email addresses pretending to be the "diversity lottery official" and will contain a list of made-up fees to be paid in cash, and only by Western Union or moneygram.

Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.

Now that you have responded to a scammer, you are on his 'potential sucker' list, he will try again to separate you from your cash. He will send you more emails from his other free email addresses using another of his fake names with all kinds of stories of great jobs, lottery winnings, millions in the bank and desperate, lonely, sexy singles. He will sell your email address to all his scamming buddies who will also send you dozens of fake emails all with the exact same goal, you sending them your cash via Western Union or moneygram.

Do you know how to check the header of a received email? If not, you could google for information. Being able to read the header to determine the geographic location an email originated from will help you weed out the most obvious scams and scammers. Then delete and block that scammer. Don't bother to tell him that you know he is a scammer, it isn't worth your effort. He has one job in life, convincing victims to send him their hard-earned cash.

Whenever suspicious or just plain curious, google everything, website addresses, names used, companies mentioned, phone numbers given, all email addresses, even sentences from the emails as you might be unpleasantly surprised at what you find already posted online. You can also post/ask here and every scam-warner-anti-fraud-busting site you can find before taking a chance and losing money to a scammer.

If you google "fake green card lottery", "fraud diversity DV lottery scam" or something similar you will find hundreds of posts of victims and near-victims of this type of scam.
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:43 AM
jonmark jonmark is offline
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Re: green card

I'm in final year of my 4-year bachelor degree (Civil engineering in India), how can I apply for internship and job in USA ? plz tell me about green card requirement and license requirement !

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