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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Re: USA Immigration Program
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 11:29:32 -0700
On checking my email this morning I received the following message which
I find suspicious.
I have no proof that this is a scam, however I feel that if this were a
valid message it is unlikely that the US Immigration Services would be
using a Hotmail email address. I feel certain that they would be using
an address that clearly indicated that it was a valid US government
For the US Immigration Services to be contacting me directly I feel that
I would have had to make prior representations to them myself, which I
have never done. I have never had any contact with them.
I urge anyone receiving a similar message to use extreme caution in
responding to this, or similar messages. They are not only asking for a
$25.00 USD processing fee, but are asking for a great deal of personal
information that might be used to the detriment of those responding.
Gordon A. Watts
Co-Chair, Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, BC
en français http://globalgenealogy.com/Census/Index_f.htm
----- Original Message -----
From: "US Immigration Services" <>
Sent: Sunday, August 11, 2002 1:51 AM
Subject: USA Immigration Program
You are now eligible to live and work in USA. Each year, 50,000
immigrant visas are made available through the USA Government
immigration lottery. The USA State Department's National Visa Center
holds the lottery every year. When permanent residence is granted you
will be authorized to live and work permanently in the United States.
You will also be allowed to bring your spouse and any unmarried children
under the age of 21 to the United States. You are eligible even if you
are in the USA now.
Please mail the following information to be processed:
Your Date of Birth
Your City of Birth
Your State of Birth
Your Country of Birth
Your Current Mailing Address
Your Country of Citizenship
Spouse Date of Birth
Spouse City of Birth
Spouse State of Birth
Spouse Country of Birth
Children Date of Birth
Children City of Birth
Children State of Birth
Children Country of Birth
Your Signature _____________
Include a passport photograph.
Include $25 USD processing fee. Make payment to "US Services". You can
send US check, US cash, money order, bank check, international postal
order, or credit card. If paying with credit card please provide the
Card holder name
Card- MasterCard, Visa, American Express.
Please send ALL information and payment to this address:
PO Box 5155
McLean, VA 22103