US warns Nigerians of fake visa lottery offers


The U.S Mission in Nigeria has alerted Nigerians to fake websites and messages advertising the U.S Visa lottery.

Several viral messages on WhatsApp and Facebook, are currently urging people to apply for the US visa lottery.

One such message 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 in the USA.

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

But the mission, in a statement on Friday, said it is aware of websites advertising its visa lottery, noting that all are fake.

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

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


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