Fake R700 SASSA ‘grant’ WhatsApp scam

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Fake R700 SASSA ‘grant’ WhatsApp scam is making rounds on Whatsap and SASSA beneficiaries should disregard it. It offers “bonafide citizens” a South African Social Security Agency grant application for R700.

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The apparent phishing scam is currently being spread across the instant messaging app and reads: “The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) R700 Grant Application Form 2022/2023 is Out. The online registration exercise, which is the quickest to apply for, is now out for all bonafide citizens only who need helping hands in their various activities.

“All South Africans under the age of 18-65 years can apply

“Over 55 000 citizens received a R350 fund grant in 2020/2021due to covid.

“In 2023 Over 675 000 citizens will receive R700 payments.

Beneficiaries and other users suspicious of SASSA scams are urged to report suspected fraudsters to the nearest police station.

More information can be found at the SASSA Customer help desk on its toll-free number: 0800 60 10 11.