SASSA condemns fake grant news

2018-11-07 06:03

SASSA has been inundated with enquiries regarding a WhatsApp message of a so-called unemployment grant for R2 200.

In a recent statement, SASSA said there is no such thing as an unemployment grant or voucher that it distributes and that the advertisement was not produced by the government.

“SASSA condemns the peddling of this fake news with the contempt it deserves,” the statement said.

“The authors of this fake news could be criminals who are trying to scam vulnerable and unsuspecting members of the public. The public is warned not to download the form that comes from the fake website on the advertisement as this could lead to possible identity theft.

“Government websites do not end with and the public has to read such fine detail to identify some of these scams.”

SASSA warned the public not to provide strangers with their personal documents, such as ID and proof of residence. “If something sounds too good to be true, please verify with SASSA at 080 060 1011 before taking action. SASSA is investigating the matter with a view to taking legal action against scammers trying to rob the poor.” – REPORTER


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