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Fake SASSA poster about grants yet again doing the rounds

The public is warned against yet another fake poster making the rounds – urging them to hurry up and register for a phase 4 SASSA grant.

Fake Covid-19 news


The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has warned members of the public on Tuesday against yet another fake poster doing the rounds. 


The poster shared reads as follows: 

Apply for the government phase 4 Covid-19 relief fund grant funded by the government. Hurry up!! It only takes a few seconds to apply. Don’t miss this opportunity. 

“SASSA warns the public against the fake poster doing the rounds on social media platforms. ”

“The information is false and does NOT come from SASSA.” 

It added that the special COVID-19 SRD grant has ended in April 2021. 

Earlier this month SASSA in KwaZulu-Natal alerted the public to fake messages making the rounds on social media, indicating that unemployed people will receive a R750 food voucher. 

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SASSA said the messages are not true and are misleading the public, so much so that scores of people have now gathered outside offices in KwaZulu-Natal, in breach of COVID-19 regulations. 

In March this year SASSA also had to warn the public about social grant recipients of a ‘fake news’ post doing the rounds this week, leading some people to believe that the R350 grant will increase ten-fold. 

The dubious message has spread like wildfire across WhatsApp and several other messaging platforms, as authorities race to prevent citizens from falling victim to a scam.

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SASSA has urged people to exercise caution not to be duped by hoax messages.  

“We appeal to our people to be vigilant, if people are not certain about information purporting to be from SASSA, they must contact us immediately or call our customer care number 033-846-3400 or 0800-60-10-11 to verify the veracity of such information,” SASSA said. 

Anyone that creates or spreads fake news about the Coronavirus COVID-19 is liable for prosecution. 

Verify the information before you share information.

Report fake news through the Real411 website: www.real411.org(link is external) or the Whatsapp line 067 966 4015.