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SO­CIAL De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Su­san Sha­bangu has urged grant ben­e­fi­cia­ries to be­ware of scam­mers dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son.

“In this fes­tive pe­riod Sassa [South African So­cial Se­cu­rity Agency] would like to urge all ben­e­fi­cia­ries to be on the look­out for un­scrupu­lous scam­mers at­tempt­ing to cheat them through var­i­ous du­bi­ous prac­tices,” the min­is­ter said.

She said Sassa ad­vised ben­e­fi­cia­ries not to give their Sassa cards or PIN num­bers to any­one, in­clud­ing those claim­ing to be from the or­gan­i­sa­tion or the South African Post Of­fice [Sapo].

“Our of­fi­cials will never ask you for your PIN,” she said.

The min­is­ter also high­lighted 2018 as a fruit­ful year “that has marked a mile­stone in the in­ter­re­la­tions of gov­ern­ment de­part­ments”.

“Sassa and Sapo have suc­cess­fully paid all grant re­cip­i­ents and we would like to con­tinue do­ing so with­out any chal­lenges in 2019,” Sha­bangu added. — News24.

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