The United Nations Migration Agency, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), has said more than 1,000 Nigerians have fallen victim to scams involving foreign job opportunities in the United Kingdom.
This was revealed as the organisation advised Nigerians to seek proper information before embarking on any migration.
IOM’s Chief of Mission, Laurent De Boeck, disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Abuja.
“There are some of them who lost over $10,000 only to be given fake employment letters, which allowed them to get visas.
“They get there, present the letters, and the organisations tell them that the letters did not emanate from the organisations. Over a thousand people are affected,” he said.
Boeck added that IOM is working with partners to repatriate thousands of people, including Nigerians, from Tunisia, which has recently placed a ban on migration.