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ALERT: US embassy issues visa fraud alert to Nigerians


The United States Mission to Nigeria has warned Nigerians against a fraudulent visa report being circulated on social media.

The fraudulent visa press release had claimed that the US was issuing a new type of work visa to Nigerians.

But the US Mission on Friday, April 9, 2021, in a visa fraud alert urged Nigerians to disregard information stating that a new work visa has been created.

The statement reads: “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. Do not become a victim!

“If you have questions about whether visa information is legitimate, please refer only to official sources: travel.state.gov, ng.usembassy.gov/visas and www.ustraveldocs.com/ng”, the statement stated.

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