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The United States Mission to Nigeria has alerted Nigerians over a fraudulent visa report being circulated on social media warning them to ignore any information that is not officially from the US Embassy.
The fraudulent visa press release in question had claimed that the US was issuing a new type of work visa to Nigerians willing to migrate to the United States.
However, the US Mission in a statement on Friday in a visa fraud alert urged Nigerians to disregard information stating that a new work visa has been created.
The statement read, ‘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 phony 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!
‘If you have questions about whether visa information is legitimate, please refer only to official sources’ the statement warned.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK