Diversity Lottery Scams and Government Computer Errors
Please be aware of Scams that are circulating requesting payments through western union for Diversity Lottery Winners. Always remember that government e-mails and websites end in “.gov” and not “.com” In addition, government usually mails you at the address you provide to them and rarely ever emails you regarding visa matters. http://www.uscis.gov and http://travel.state.gov/ provides you with a website where you can check your visa status electronically using your receipt number. Always refer to the original government websites for the most current and accurate information.
The state department recently issued this important notice:
**IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE 2012 DIVERSITY LOTTERY PROGRAM**
We regret to inform you that, due to a computer programming problem, the results of the 2012 Diversity Lottery that were previously posted on this website have been voided. They were not valid and were posted in error. The results were not valid because they did not represent a fair, random selection of entrants, as required by U.S. law.
If you checked this website during the first week in May and found a notice that you had been selected for further processing or a notice that you had not been selected, that notice has been rescinded and is no longer valid.
A new selection process will be conducted based on the original entries for the 2012 program.
If you submitted a qualified entry from October 5, 2010 to November 3, 2010, your entry remains with us. It will be included in the new selection lottery. Your confirmation number to check results on this website is still valid.
We expect the results of the new selection process to be available on this website on or about July 15, 2011.
We regret any inconvenience this might have caused. ”
Call our office if you have further questions regarding your immigration status. At the Law Offices of Sean Chalaki, our goal is to protect you and your loved ones before the incident and protect your rights after the incident. For more information, call our office at 972-793-8500.