US Visa Lotto / Scam
So imagine this natural-born US-citizen's surprise when they opened their Junk Mail to find this:
U.S Visa Lottery Results
The Official UNAIR/U.S VISA Lottery Program
United States Department of State, National Visa Center
32 Rochester Ave, Portsmouth, NH [protected]
Case Number: 411DVL2H23320L1
Preferences Categories: UNAIR
Foreign State Chargeability: Asia-Pacific
Congratulations, you have been selected as one of the lucky winners of the U.S Visa through our internet balloting email extracting and screening machine, your application was applied and processed by our internet balloting email extracting and screening machine which randomly extracts and screens 50 thousand of emails addresses around the world.
This visa program is held annually as part of our New Year lottery programmes to give free easy U.S Visas to citizens of developing countries around the world to enable them travel to the U.S and start a new life and work. The U.S Department of Citizenship Immigration released millions of US visas till the end of the year program. All the selected lucky winners will get the constant legal status of the U.S inhabitant, an opportunity of free country entrance and departure, the right to be working in the USA legally and getting American Salary, Green Card holders also receive health, education, retirement, taxation, social security and other benefits.Your visa type permits you to travel with your members of your immediate family. Your visa duration is 10 years multiple entry to the U.S, it is renewable upon expiration and it permits you to work, study and own properties in the U.S, the visa also gives you an opportunity to apply for and acquire a U.S citizenship green card while residing in the U.S.
To assure that your Visa Requirements is prepared correctly and submitted on time, The organization charges a nominal fee to cover administrative and processing expenses incurred in conjunction with the careful preparation and submission of every application. The fee is $1025 per single (unmarried person WITHOUT children), or $1, 590 per family (legally married couple with or without children, and any winning applicant is hereby require to pay the fee for handling and submitting his/her application on his or her behalf. The payment of the processing fee should be directed to our regional office BANGKOK THAILAND where your winning details falls for the processing of your visa claim application documents. If you are not ready or to afford the payment, do not forward any information to our Asia pacific region please. Due to the visa claim regulation period, we now advice all winners to forward there visa claim requirements with the processing fee at the same time to avoid delay process.
Visa claim application (step 1)
Your winning detail falls within our Asia/pacific booklet Representative office as indicated in the draw system and we have forwarded your winning details to our Asia/Pacific office for the processing of your Visa with your Case number. All the selected lucky winners and accompanying family members should obtain their visas through the U.S Embassy in their home countries or their nearest U.S Embassy, and they should go to the Embassy when directed with their processed documents and visa interview appointment letters for the issuance of their visas.
The visas have been apportioned among the six geographic regions and our visa processing experts had been apportioned among the six Geographic regions, they work with green card immigration professionally. Selected winners who wish to pursue their winning status should contact any of our regional offices where their winning details falls for information's on the requirements and procedures, all selected winners will need to act on their visa claim application quickly before the expiration of the visa claim deadline. FOR YOUR VISA FORM, REQUIREMENTS AND FURTHER DIRECTIVES, contact our Asia/pacific office with the below contact details and forward them with the above mentioned requested items below:
CONTACT PERSON: MR.EDWARD LEAH
Tel: + [protected] (HOTLINE) + [protected]
If it should be necessary to contact our Asia/Pacific office by Telephone, you must always refer to your Case Number and your notification PA Name exactly as they appear above. Your Case Number is clearly written in the upper left hand corner of your notification letter. Please read and follow all the enclosed instructions very carefully.
Forward the above visa claim requirements to the asia pacific Regional Center:
(1.) Write in full your telephone number, postal and residential address.
(2.) Scanned copies of your recent passport photographs, members of your family passport photographs should also be scanned if you are traveling with your family members.
(3.) Scanned copies of your international passport & I.D card, members of your family international passport & I.D card should also be scanned if you are traveling with your family members. N.B: Your family member above the age of 16 requires an international passport for travel.
Single Processing fee ($1, 025)
Family processing fee($1, 590)
Do not reply back to this notification email (busy)
Mrs. Kazushi Yui
(Secretary General U.S Consulate-Kentucky)
PRIVACY: This correspondence may contain confidential or legally privileged information or both. No confidentiality or privilege is waived or lost by any mistransmission. You have received this information in your mail box from U.S Department of state (Kentucky)
Copyright ฉ 2008. USA . All Rights Reserved.
OHMIGOD I WON A VISA TO MAH OWN COUNTRY WOOOOOOO! :O :O :O
Suffice to say, I wish to report this to some sort of pretty federal law enforcement agency, considering these yahoos are masquerading as the State Department, but I want to know:
Who do I report it to?