Every year, the U.S.A. holds a lottery for people wanting to emigrate to America.
The annual Diversity Visa Lottery also known as the Green Card Lottery is a US government program that makes 55,000 Permanent Resident cards available every year to persons from “underrepresented countries. Getting a Green card means the winner and their family are allowed to live, work and study in America as permanent residents.
How do people apply for a Green Card in the Diversity Visa Lottery ?
It’s an online process that takes about 15 minutes and as long as the person fulfils basic criteria they can be accepted into the lottery.
Fraudsters know how much many people would love that Green Card and hence the scam where you click on their link and fill in the form that appears but it’s not an application for the lottery – just a scammer collecting personal information to sell to other scammers.
The official website for registering for the lottery is at https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ but the lottery for 2019 does not open until October 2017, so any emails about the lottery before then are scams.
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