Michael Olugbode in Abuja
The United States Embassy in Nigeria has alerted Nigeria to a new visa scam
The Embassy in a press release yesterday said the scammers in the publicised press release promised Nigerian citizens between 40-55 years a work visa, which was phoney.
The press release 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 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 said. “It is the same old scam, but in fresh packaging – don’t become a victim!”
It however tasked anyone with questions about whether visa information is legitimate, to refer only to official.