NSFAS warns of phish­ing

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - News - Dig­i­tal – TMG

First-time ap­pli­cants‚ re­turn­ing and con­tin­u­ing stu­dents have been tar­geted in phish­ing e-mail and text mes­sage scams that aim to com­pro­mise per­sonal data‚ the Na­tional Stu­dent Fi­nan­cial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has warned.

NSFAS said it iden­ti­fied scams in which fraud­sters lured stu­dents into pro­vid­ing con­fi­den­tial in­for­ma­tion via a site con­trolled by the at­tack­ers.

“NSFAS will never ask for your ac­count de­tails‚ pass­word‚ pin or OTP over the phone or via e-mail,” NSFAS ad­min­is­tra­tor Dr Ran­dall Carolis­sen said.

NSFAS ad­vised stu­dents to use only the myNSFAS on­line self-ser­vice por­tal to view ap­pli­ca­tion sta­tus or any other in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to fund­ing.

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