NSFAS warns of phishing
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.