Sassa dismisses false information scam

2017-12-04 09:26
Sassa head office. (Alet Pretorius, Gallo Images)

Sassa head office. (Alet Pretorius, Gallo Images)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg – The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has dismissed false information doing the rounds targeting social grant recipients.  

Sassa said in a statement on Monday that it was not true that its offices will be closed during the month of December and that beneficiaries will not receive their January payments.

The agency said it would only be closed on public holidays.

"We urge our beneficiaries to report such acts of criminality to the police so that these scammers can be put behind bars," it said.

Social grant payments for December were currently being made and the process will continue until December 15 at pay points.

The agency said beneficiaries who receive their grants at ATMs and shops can do so until December 22.

"This was done to allow beneficiaries to do their Christmas purchases ahead of the usual festive season rush."

It said from January 2018, grant payments will be paid as usual from the first day of every month.

Acting CEO of Sassa Pearl Bhengu also warned grant recipients to remain vigilant and never disclose their card details, including their pin or ID numbers.

"I also want to take this opportunity to wish all beneficiaries of social grants a safe and happy festive season," she said.

Beneficiaries were urged to contact their local Sassa offices for any enquiries relating to their grant payments or call 0800601011.

Read more on:    sassa  |  johannesburg  |  social grants

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.