SASSA WARNS OF SCAMMERS
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.