What do I need to know about scams?
Scammers try to trick people who enter the Diversity Visa Lottery. Scammers might:
· charge you money to help you apply
· promise to increase your chance of being picked
· send you a message saying you won and ask for money.
If you remember how the Diversity Visa Lottery works, it will be hard for scammers to get your money.
· It is free to enter the Diversity Visa lottery at dvlottery.state.gov.
· The drawing is random. There is no way to increase your chance of winning.
· You can find out your status only at dvlottery.state.gov.
· You do not pay until you find out your entry was picked, and you go to the
embassy or consulate in person
for your appointment. U.S.
What should I do if I spot a scam?
If you suspect a scam, please report it to the Federal Trade Commission:
· Call 1-877-382-4357.
· Go to ftc.gov/complaint.
You can give as much information as you want. Investigators are happy for any information you give.