By Godfrey AKON
Nigerians have been warned against activities of scammers using the EducationUSA name to extract payment for placement into Ivy League colleges through the “EducationUSA Ivy League Programme.
The U.S. Mission to Nigeria issued the warning in a statement by its Public Affairs Specialist, Aishah A. Gambari, over the weekend in Abuja, stressing that all the messages sent to Nigerians in the name of the programme are fake.
“The U.S. Mission to Nigeria draws the general public’s attention to fake targeted electronic emails and social media claiming to facilitate admission/placement to a non-existent Ivy League Programme. Fraudsters begin by soliciting membership fees and then seek to increase contact.
“To be clear, EducationUSA services are free to aspiring students. Do not pay money to anyone asking for fees. The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and Consulate in Lagos warn Nigerians not to fall victim to this scam. The official source for information on EducationUSA is located here: www.educationusa.state.gov,” it said.