Diversity Visa Complaints

Carly Sitrin filed this request with the Federal Trade Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # FOIA-2016-00199
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From: Carly Sitrin

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I request copies of any Diversity Visa complaints submitted to at ftc.gov/complaint specifically those connected to fraudulent emails targeting Iranians (also referred to as email scams).

These reports have been cited in the notice listed on the Bureau of Consular Affairs' website below:

http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Diversity-Visa/DV-Instructions-Translations/DV-2015-Instructions-Translations/Visa_Scam_Websites_Target_Iranians.pdf

Additionally, I request any internal communication referring to the Diversity Visa program scams specifically those targeting Iranians.

Given that this FOIA is submitted in my capacity as a journalist, I request that I be categorized as a media requester for the purpose of fees.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Carly Sitrin

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 16, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: FOIAMAILBOX

This message confirms your FOIA correspondence was received by FOIA@FTC.GOV<mailto:FOIA@FTC.GOV>

From: Federal Trade Commission

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: FOIAMAILBOX

This message confirms your FOIA correspondence was received by FOIA@FTC.GOV<mailto:FOIA@FTC.GOV>

From: Federal Trade Commission

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Federal Trade Commission

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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