The statement is as follows:
We have recently received a number of queries concerning fraudulent e-mail notifications that claim to be from official U.S. Government agencies. The fraudulent e-mails mostly notify the recipient that they have won a “Green Card” and that in order to receive their “Green Card”, they must send money to complete the application process.
Please note that the Department of State does not notify successful Diversity Visa (DV) applicants by e-mail. Entrants who completed the online DV 2012 entries will not receive notification letters from the Kentucky Consular Center, and must check the status of their entries through the DV Lottery website at http://www.dvlottery.state.gov on or after May 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.
Important Notice: Entry Status Check will be the only means of informing the lottery winners/selectees of their selection for DV-2012. All entrants, including those not selected, may check the status of their entry through the Entry Status Check on the E-DV website www.dvlottery.state.gov and find out if their entry was or was not selected. Entrants will need to use the information from their DV 2012 confirmation page saved at the time they applied. The DV Lottery 2012 registration period was from October 5, 2010 until November 3, 2010. For more information about DV 2012 and detailed instructions on what comes next, please see the 2012 Diversity Visa Lottery Instructions.
Please note that the Entry Status Check will be the ONLY means by which lottery winners/selectees will be notified of their selection for DV-2012. Additionally, Entry Status Check will provide winners instructions on how to proceed with their applications and will provide them with the date and time of their appointments for immigrant visa interviews.