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Canadian Visa Lottery For Nigerians Is A Scam – Embassy Warns

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Feb 22, 2017 – Canadian Visa Lottery Programme Is A Scam – Canada Warns Nigerians 

The Canadian Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Mr Lajos Arendas, on Wednesday said that it was imperative for Nigerians to know of the non-existence of any Canadian Visa Lottery.

Arendas told the NAN in Lagos that his government had never been involved in any form of Visa Lottery programme, and that it was currently non-existent.

NAN reports that there had been rumours and speculations among Nigerians, that the Canadian Government had opened up its Visa Lottery programme for Nigerians and other countries.

“This is false information. In fact, the U.S. used to have, and perhaps still do, but Canada does not have a visa lottery programme.

“As far as I know, it has never existed in Canada. At least, certainly not in my 24-year career.

“It looks like some people are spreading rumours, and these could be linked to a possible scam.

“The one thing you could tell the public is that you contacted me and I firmly stated that there is no such thing as a Canadian Visa Lottery,’’ he said.

Arendas, who referred NAN’s Correspondent to the High Commission’s Immigration Department website, said that it was important for Nigerians to know that what does not exist in the site does not exist.




  1. Bok

    February 22, 2017 at 7:17 PM

    Nigerian’s will fall for this kind of fraud easily cause people are desperate in that country and desperation leads to one falling victim of scams.

  2. Big Aunty Koks

    February 22, 2017 at 9:19 PM

    Hope the Libya returnees and other Nigerians who are desperate to go abroad are reading this so they do not fall victim ???

  3. fifelomo

    February 22, 2017 at 11:30 PM

    Thanks for the info, despite this information so many will fall victim. Anyways, maga must fall.

  4. Mon

    February 22, 2017 at 11:43 PM

    The situation in Nigeria have made her citizens vulnerable to such scam..It’s obvious that fake news spread faster,and for the fact source of real information is limited due to no light,and they only keep on sharing whatever fake news instead of individually verifying through google or asking directly as done here.

    If one eventually know and tell them it’s a lie or fake news,what you will hear is you don’t want them to travel abroad.

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