The Embassy of the United States in Nigeria has warned the public about a fake work visa circulating online.
The embassy gave this warning in a statement titled; “Visa Fraud Alert” which was made available to our correspondent on Friday.
The statement read in part, “The U.S. Mission to Nigeria is drawing the general public’s attention to a fake “press release” claiming to offer a new type of work visa to Nigerians. Scammers and fraudsters circulate this phoney information that the new work visa applies to Nigerian citizens aged 40-55.
“The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and Consulate in Lagos is warning Nigerians not to fall victims to the scam. It is the same old scam, but in fresh packaging – don’t become a victim!”
The Mission then advised Nigerians who have questions about whether visa information is legitimate, to refer only to official sources: travel.state.gov, ng.