SASSA Warns Of Fake R750 Food Vouchers

The South African Social Security Agency in KZN wishes to alert the public of fake messages making the rounds on social media, targeting unemployed persons. SASSA is often used as a cover for criminals to take advantage of vulnerable individuals.

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SASSA says that there are messages that have recently been shared on social media platforms, leading some people to believe that SASSA is issuing food vouchers of R750 to unemployed persons.

The agency then went and clarified:

These reports are not true and are misleading the public. We urge the public to exercise caution not to be duped by hoax messages.

SASSA has urged the public to remain alert and contact them about anyone who falsely represents themselves as one of their officials. 

"We appeal to the public to be vigilant, if people are uncertain about information purporting to be from SASSA"

SASSA has an anti-fraud strategy to crack down on criminals and anyone trying to take advantage of beneficiaries.  

SASSA CEO, Totsie Memela said as part of the anti-fraud strategy, SASSA is working with the justice system to crack down on attempts of fraud and theft. 

"We have adopted a zero-tolerance approach to fraud and will stop at nothing to root it out at first sight, so criminals, be warned," said Memela.

Should you suspect any suspicious behaviour, you are urged to contact SASSA immediately or call their customer care number 033 846 3400 or 0800 60 10 11 to verify the veracity of such information.

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