During the H-1B visa application process at the U.S. consulates, consular officers may choose to request client verification for the H-1B beneficiary. It is understandable that an unsolicited e-mail from an unknown sender claiming to be from the U.S. government may seem suspicious in this age of fraud and scams. The verification emails are being sent from a contractor at the Department of State (DOS) via email@example.com requesting confirmation that a beneficiary will be providing services at the company. The DOS Visa Office has confirmed that firstname.lastname@example.org is a legitimate email address. As such, employers should respond to the request accordingly.