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Posted:    Garry Kelly

Fraudulent business practices!

Complaint Rating:  37 % with 111 votes
I got an email a few days ago from an American company that organizes Green Cards for a US Visa for individuals. I did an application with them a few years ago, after graduating from college, but have no interest in renewing it now. In the email they sent, they asked me to update my details & re-upload a photo, now it appears that I was mislead and in updating my details they renewed my subscription. I don't want any transaction to go through from them & have told them so, but they have not responded to my request.

Please see a copy of emails exchanged to further explain:

02-JUNE-07 04:04
Dear Garry Kelly,
We would like to take this opportunity and thank you for trusting the USAFIS Organization with your Green Card Lottery Application Program.

This is to inform you that your Green Card Application is NOT complete.

Please see below which are the wrong/missing details/photos, and update them at your earliest convenience.

Applicant Details:
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[*] Applicant Missing street address.

Missing Photos:
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[*] Applicant's photo is missing.

In order to update your application form please login to your account using provided username and password.

Login address is http://www.usafis.org/user
User Number: 15495
Password: 064GW

Once you login - please click "Edit Your Application", and edit your application with your current personal details/photos.

You must add a photo for each family member in your application in order to be submitted to the program! To upload a photo to your application - Please use the following instructions:

1. Once you are logged into your application form, click "Edit Your Application".
2. For each family member: Go to the blank photo area where it says "Click here to upload" and click it.
3. A small window will open, Click "Browse" and choose where to upload the photo from (Choose the photo from where it is stored on your computer).
4. Click "Send" to upload the photo to your application.
5. Be sure to complete all the necessary fields on your application and Click "Submit Changes" to save all the information to your application.

Please read carefully the Photo Instructions in your account and make sure your photos suits the requirements before uploading your photos.

Sincerely,
The USAFIS Organization - Helpdesk
http://www.usafis.org

This is an Automated mail - Please Do not reply to it.
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03-JUNE-07 02:46
Dear Garry Kelly,
We are happy to inform you that your American Green Card Application has been successfully completed with all the necessary photos and details, and will now go through the process of data verification by our experts. In order to avoid future mistakes, your application form will be locked for future updates.

For any changes needed in the future, please notify us by filling the "Customer Service" form on the following link: http://www.usafis.org/helpdesk (the form can be found on the bottom of the page). You can also access it by clicking the "Customer Service" link in our website at http://www.usafis.org.

Good Luck on your Green Card Application, and thank you for choosing the USAFIS Organization to handle your American Green Card Lottery Application.

Sincerely,

The USAFIS Organization - helpdesk

http://www.usafis.org

This is an Automated mail - Please Do Not reply to it.
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04-JUNE-07 09:37
Dear Garry Kelly,
Please note that the charge for your application was only made once. We charged 29$ for one year in the green card lottery. The reason why your application is now locked is because our technical department needs to review it and we can~t have any change of details during the review.

Sincerely,
The Usafis Organization - helpdesk
http://www.usafis.org

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Number: 595656
You have not answered my question: Have you charged me for registering an application which i only updated (2nd June 2007)?

What do you mean by locking my profile? Are you trying to automatically charge me now on a continuous rota?

I await a response anxiously,
Garry

--------------Disclaimer----------------
The Usafis Organization cannot provide legal advice by law.
Our Organization provides the Information needed to complete the
Green Card Lottery Program according to the U.S. Department Of State requirements.
Answers given here are governed by our terms of service http://www.usafis.org/legal.asp

Kind Regards,
Garry
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 9th of Jun, 2007 by   Mohamed Kanneh 0 Votes
Am mohamed kanneh. I won the usafis U.S.visa lottery promotion united state department of state, national visa center 32 rochester ave, porthsmouth, NH 03801 2909 20th friday april 2007.

My winning number is MM-52047 and she said they sent my visa winning detail to their Asia/Pacific agent Mr.Fredrick Anderson office. Address:Indra Tower suite 105,75/76 wireless road panthumwan -bangkok Thailand.

T E L:+66-835-619-209hotline+66-811-464-568
Email:usafismp@oued.org
Alternative:usafis-mp@usa.com

I have paid processing fee $ 500
DHL fee $350
agent commission fee $ 450
insurance deposit fee $ 600
health certificate insurance $704
endorsement fee $ 550
accommodation for six in the usa fee$1,920

With all this huge amount $5,104 i have paid to this agent he did not my send my package through DHL. He still requesting i should sent $ 1,500 for woman in thailand to put seal and sign my document.

He even sent me claim recognition certificate from usafis visa lottery promotion. Global lottery promotion agent. Regional office Bangkok Thailand fax +66(02)655-5447

Consolate in kentuky sent me email a warm congratulation she said that they have sent my letter of confirmation to their agent Asia/pacific.he too write me an said mohamed kanneh we have seal your document you pay DHL fee agent commission fee which i paid untime after the payment he write me an said you will receive your package in three working day and date i suppose to receive this package have past he still demanding $1500 usd.

Regrads,
Mohamed Kanneh
Monrovia, liberia.
 9th of Jun, 2007 by   jumana rifai 0 Votes
i can't found the steps you told me about to do please help me
 11th of Jun, 2007 by   Eltahir Eltayeb 0 Votes
I couldn't get the right website to edit and complete my application. I have tried www.usafis.org/user but it doesn't work.
 18th of Jun, 2007 by   Andy Kurehwatira 0 Votes
I'm a young man by the name Andy Kurehwatira,from Zimbabwe who applied for the green card. Unfortunately I did not get any confirmation email, but I did get my user ID and password of which I lost,since I was using a public internet.That day I save my confirmation on the computer since the printer wasn't functioning. The next day I try to save my document on my flash disk,unfortunately the programmer deleted all the information saved on the computer.

I did register last year and my uncle Ladson Sibanda uses his Standard bank credit card for my payment.The address I use is as follows.

3732 Chipere Road
Budiriro 2
HARARE
ZIMBABWE
 22nd of Jul, 2007 by   Piyaporn Chantayang 0 Votes
After registering for the GreenCard Lottery I received a reply on 10/6/2006 5:40:51 which gave me a:
Login address: www.usafis.org
Login Name: 112870631
Login Password: XJ808 (I received new password ZUhF7 in mid July if 2007)
The Application I submitted lacked my husband's divorce papers from a previous marriage as my submittal was made in the USA and I had to get the papers when I returned to Thailand. We went back to Thailand in November of 2006mand attempted to contact usafis to submit the necessary document but they would not accept my usafis given Login Name or Login number.

We have tried numerous times in both our home in Thailand and at our home in Huntsville Alabama without any success.

Am I a victim of a Fraud?
 26th of Jul, 2007 by   Blerim 0 Votes
All usafis.org applicants are a victims...
 7th of Aug, 2007 by   foreignfantasy 0 Votes
I have just received such an email myself, saying that I won the DV Lottery without any application, that my email address was selected among I don't know how many other email addresses in the world... I have a very strong feeling that this is a SCAM. I haven't contacted them yet, the address and phone numbers are those from Thailand, as someone said before... As far as I remember, the official USCIS site tells us loud and clear not to apply through any other organization... These guys from USAFIS even gave me a case number and all... Can anyone tell me FOR SURE whether this is a scam or not?
 17th of Sep, 2007 by   HENDRIK DUVENHAGE 0 Votes
It is now more then a 12 months I py my Lotto fee. Sens then I here nothing of then , whats going on is this a scam please contack me and tell me what going on.
thanx.
 19th of Sep, 2007 by   Kyle 0 Votes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diversity_Immigrant_Visa

>> Check out no.4 in the "contents" table, PERIOD.
 22nd of Sep, 2007 by   STEVE OBASEGUN OGUNJOBI 0 Votes
I Steve ogunjobi, i won your lottery in this year 2007, with case number 20070C00000156 and my ticket number is 564002-188, please i want you to give me assurance and detail of it before i proceed, in fact am tring to get all important document, but on money issue, i believe that after you sent everything to me, and i wil get to lagos in nigeria and pay the processing fees, and also get my visa.
i appreciate your effort, thank for your corporation.
your sincere,
steve ogunjobi
 29th of Sep, 2007 by   hafamohamed 0 Votes
i'm wondered whenn usafis said i've been chosen so is that mean i could when green card? and the other thing i've forgot my usafis number may you help to remind me it back and can i know when might you annonce about winners of card green this year
 30th of Sep, 2007 by   HMISSA 0 Votes
I want cancel a ticket to usa (usafis)
thanks,Sir
 4th of Oct, 2007 by   deniz miftarovski 0 Votes
please can you sent me the address of usafis organisation
thanks
 5th of Oct, 2007 by   Crispin Jose Ajucum Ixchajchal 0 Votes
Organization USAFIS, if she fulfills. She is a serious and responsible Organization. I also sere one of winning hundreds.
 22nd of Oct, 2007 by   Hani Mohammed Ali Abu Assi 0 Votes
I cant open my application to add more information and my photo.
 25th of Oct, 2007 by   Youssouf Kahn DIALLO 0 Votes
It's about the result of my green card application.
 17th of Nov, 2007 by   BROOMAND Bernard 0 Votes
It's about the result of my green card application and also my wife that I didn't receive a confirmation by E-mail since July 28/2007, in order to participate in the Green Card Lottery. You told it will go to take up to 4 weeks, and it is now more then a 4 month. (16 November 2007).
 19th of Dec, 2007 by   Nicola Giovannelli 0 Votes
I have not found any problem with the use of this link as to the green card lottery is concerned.

Kind Regards!
 16th of Apr, 2008 by   kaos 0 Votes
--- DO NOT USE USAFIS. ---

GO CHECK OUT THE OFFICIAL FRAUD ALERT BY THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT ABOUT USAFIS AND OTHER SCAM WEBSITES :

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt003.shtm

YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO WIN THIS LOTTERY IS BY GOING ON THE OFFICIAL USCIS WEBSITE AND APPLY.

REMEMBER, OFFICIAL WEBSITES USE .GOV DOMAIN EXTENSIONS, NOT .ORG .COM .NET OR ANY OTHER
 17th of Apr, 2008 by   christine namagembe 0 Votes
j filled application forms in 2006 july, j would like please to know when resuilts will be out.

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