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US visa scam in UK

The US Embassy in London is warning anyone applying for a US visa to watch out for an email scam asking you to send money as part of the application.

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The scam that the US Embassy in London has become aware of starts with an email, notifying the individual that their application for the ‘Diversity Visa Program’ has been successful. In order to proceed with the visa application, the victim is told they need to send money to a named individual at the US Embassy in London.

Spot the US Diversity Visa scam

The US Embassy in London is warning people that this is a scam – successful Diversity Visa applicants are notified by letter from the Department of State, Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), and not by email.

Successful visa applicants are also given instructions on how to proceed to the next stage of the application process. However, the KCC will not ask you to send money to them, to the US Embassy in London, or to any other US Embassy by post or other services such as Western Union.

Read more about the US Diversity Visa scam on the US Embassy in London’s website.

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