Again DV Lottery Entrants are receiving emails telling them that they won. Even people who never entered the Visa Lottery are getting emails with congratulations ! Senders use a seal to make their email look official and even include a Winning Number. The receivers of the emails are told to click a link for further processing. The seal is fake and so is the number. The link however is real, delivering the “lucky” people into the hands of the scammers. 

The US Department of State (DOS) repeated that it does not send emails or letters to inform DV Entrants that they are selected in the Visa Lottery. It also does not call people. It does not contact people through social media. The only way to find out if one is a winner – or not – is to do the Entrant Status Check on the eDV website. DOS advises strongly not to respond to the email.