US mission warns Nigerians of fake visa lottery offers

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The United States has warned Nigerians through its Mission in the country not to fall victim to fake visa lottery websites.

The US Mission gave the warning on Friday saying Nigerians should not fall for ‘fake websites and messages advertising US Visa lottery.”

The mission in a statement on its Twitter page urged the public to disregard messages from such websites.

The message circulating on Whatsapp reads, “Take the chance of living in the USA and apply for the official US Green Card Lottery.

“The Green Card unlocks the door to the United States for thousands of USA fans every year. It allows the lucky Green Card winners permanent residence as well as an unlimited work permit for the USA.

“Every year, the United States grants 55,000 Green Cards through the Green Card Lottery!”

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Reacting, the mission noted that information on visa lottery can only be found on websites it shared on Twitter.

“The US Mission to Nigeria is aware of websites and messages advertising the U.S. visa lottery. All of these sites are FAKE!”

“Addresses that have a .gov are the only accurate source of visa information,”

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