Abuja - United States Consular Chief advised Nigerian visa applicants to be aware of syndicates issuing fraudulent documents.
Carol Cox said the consular had noted an increase in the number of such bogus individuals at the American Embassy compound in Abuja.
Investigations established these preyed on students wishing to study in the United States.
"Applicants are responsible and accountable for their applications and everything written on them," she said in Abuja.
Cox said applicants that acquired documents fraudulently were complicit with such schemes and risked bans from the United States.
"Visa fraud is a crime and will render any individual permanently ineligible for any type of visa to the USA.
"Assisting or facilitating individuals to commit visa fraud can also render an individual permanently ineligible for any type of visa," she said.
- CAJ News