Fraud Alert on the 2020 “Green Card” Diversity Visa Lottery

The US Embassy in Azerbaijan warns Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery participants about the significant increase in fraudulent e-mails and letters sent to applicants for the DV Lottery Program this time of year. Authors of these fraudulent e-mails and letters present themselves as representatives of the US government in order to convince DV Lottery applicants to send them money.

Furthermore, local visa vendors may contact you to request you provide them with your personal information to enter the DV Lottery. These organizations do not have your best interests in mind. The U.S. Embassy does not work with or support any local self-titled “Greencard” organizations.

You can check your application status for FREE only through the official State Department’s website:

If you believe you are a victim of this fraudulent activity, or have any information about DV Lottery fraud, please report it to us via our Facebook page or by emailing to