JOHANNESBURG: Letsatsi warned South Africans to be careful of fake social media messages being circulated with wrong intentions.
Social Development Agency, South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has come out strongly refuting claims that the government will be giving R3 500 Covid-19 grant for unemployed adults.
It is reportedly, that a WhatsApp message is making the rounds claiming that more than 3 million South Africans would receive the R3 500 COVID-19 grant for six months. According to Sassa, unemployed adults are the ones getting the grant because they did not receive any social grant or unemployment insurance.
While speaking to SA FM this morning, the agency’s spokesperson, Paseka Letsatsi warned South Africans to be careful of fake social media messages being circulated with wrong intentions.
“The WhatsApp message is making its rounds claiming that more than 3 million South Africans would receive the R3 500 Covid-19 grant for six months is not true,” she said.
“We can confirm that this is a scam and it’s false and we don’t know the intention of this message but we just alert people that this is not from the South African Social Security Agency. By just looking at the message and you can see that it’s false,” Letsatsi said.
“It says people will receive R3 500 within 24 hours in six months and it gives you a page that you must go to for giving your personal details and once you do that you will be scammed for your money,” she further claims.