The US Mission to Nigeria has warned Nigerians to beware of an EducationUSA Ivy League Programme scam.
The warning was issued on US Mission to Nigeria’s Facebook page and on its website.
The message reads: “The US Mission to Nigeria warns the Nigerian public about scammers using the EducationUSA name to extract payment for placement into Ivy League colleges through the “EducationUSA Ivy League Programme.” All these messages are FAKE!
“The US 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 the contact.
“To be clear, EducationUSA services are free to aspiring students. Do not pay money to anyone asking for fees.
“The US 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.”