NSFAS Warns Beneficiaries of Yet Another Allowance Scam

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NSFAS funded student are being victims of yet another NSFAS allowance related scam. Beneficiaries are warned to not share any personal information or information related to your NSFAS account with anyone.


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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is warning beneficiaries no the latest NSFAS scam.

This is not the first case of fraud that NSFAS has dealt with, countless times have student be contacted by people claiming to be associated with NSFAS in an attempt to scam students and get their personal information.

NSFAS funded students have been receiving message from a number that claims to be affiliated with NSFAS regarding students NSFAS Wallet allowance. 

NSFAS says, "If you have received this communication regarding your NSFAS Wallet allowances, please note that it is a scam."

The scam message says:

If your voucher is declines or you want to transfer your current nsfas wallet fund directly into your bank account inbox me or whatsapp me on 0679790353.

This is sent from someone going by the name of Nombuso Mbhele. 

The scam messages received are said look like this:

NSFAS scam sms

When receiving phone calls or other forms of communication claiming to be NSFAS, be vigilant and report it as soon as possible to prevent it from happening to other NSFAS students 

To report any suspicious messages or calls from fraudsters to the Vuvuzela Hotline on 0860 247 653 and do NOT share your personal details.


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