Warning: SMS saying Sassa will be closed is a scam

Paseka Letsatsi, Head of Communications at South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), says that they are aware of SMSs that appear to come from their organisation, but are in fact scams.

Letsatsi says the latest SMS scam states that Sassa will be closed from 12 December, and beneficiaries must go to the banks and offices to get their money, or else they won't be paid until February 2018.

We want to put on record as Sassa that there is no such a thing.

Paseka Letsatsi, Head of Communications at Sassa

Listen to the full interview below:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[WATCH] Gugu chats about the ANC dropping its campaign

[WATCH] Gugu chats about the ANC dropping its campaign

On the #AfternoonDrive, host Gugu Mhlungu chats about her feelings towards the ruling party

700 nursing students left in the lurch for 2018 enrollment in Gauteng

700 nursing students left in the lurch for 2018 enrollment in Gauteng

Denosa president Simon Hlungwani explains how nursing candidates believed they had secured a place to study starting in January.

"There's still opportunity for interference in SASSA SAPO agreement"  Black Sash

"There's still opportunity for interference in SASSA SAPO agreement" Black Sash

Lynette Maart, Black Sash National Director and IFP MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa react to IMC intervention on SAPO and SASSA.

Calls to investigate Sassa officials presiding over grant payments since 2016

Calls to investigate Sassa officials presiding over grant payments since 2016

Parliamentary Reporter at EWN says the calls comes from expert panel appointed by the Constitutional Court to look into Sassa.

Either Sassa did not read the CSIR report or they ignored it - Karima Brown

Either Sassa did not read the CSIR report or they ignored it - Karima Brown

The deadline for an agreement to be signed between Sassa and the Post Office has been moved to next Friday.

How to fix the utterly vital social grant system (according to Black Sash)

How to fix the utterly vital social grant system (according to Black Sash)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Black Sash National Director Lynette Maart.

Popular articles
Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi opens up about his thesis

Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi opens up about his thesis

Ndlozi explains the significance of the the first chapter of his thesis: 'Trauma in the archives'.

Trump confirms his first visit to Africa

Trump confirms his first visit to Africa

United States President Donald Trump has disclosed his first stop on an African visit.

Art deco buildings make Springs an architectural tourism destination

Art deco buildings make Springs an architectural tourism destination

The style of visual arts architecture has become part of a few impromptu tours by Jeffrey Cole in the underrated East Rand.

'The university degree is dead'

'The university degree is dead'

Flux Trends founder Dion Chang gives five reasons why he believes getting a degree is past its sell by date.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will pilot a new funding model in 2017. NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana explains.

How much should you be paying your domestic worker?

How much should you be paying your domestic worker?

A new online tool has been developed to put what you pay your domestic worker into perspective.