US embassy sounds the alarm about circulation of fake work visa



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:, and


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