United States ESTA Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Scamming Websites

United States ESTA Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Scamming Websites

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International travelers who want to travel to the United States of America under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are asked to be aware of fraudulent websites that claim they are US government affiliates that can help them apply for ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). ESTA is an electronic travel authorization method introduced by US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that is used by people who want to travel to the US under the Visa Waiver Program.in other words, ESTA is an automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is a program of the United States Government which allows citizens of specific countries to travel to the United States for tourism, business, or while in transit for up to 90 days without having to obtain a visa.

The official ESTA application website is located at:

It is important that travelers know that using a fraudulent ESTA website, will result in their personal, financial and other very sensitive information being stolen by cyber-criminals, which the same cyber criminals will use to steal their identities and money.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • May 15, 2018 at 5:55 AM by an anonymous user from: Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands

    I googled for esta update, but clicked on the wrong line. So I came out on http://www.esta.us/update.html.

    I filled in personal information, but when 39 usd was asked to change my esta, warning bells started to ring.

    I cannot on your pages if this site is indeed fraudulent with personal information.

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United States ESTA Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Scamming Websites