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NSFAS warns of scammers sending fraudulent messages

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NSFAS has released a statement cautioning the public against scammers attempting to gain access to beneficiaries’ accounts by sending fake verification messages.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) took to Twitter on Tuesday, 19 January 2021, to warn beneficiaries of scammers hoping to fraudulently gain access to their accounts. With the new academic year set to start in the coming month, NSFAS-approved students will start receiving their allowances soon. This might be the reason for the increased criminal activity relating to NSFAS funds.

The post cautioned, “Scammers are sending SMS communication and calling NSFAS students requesting personal information such as NSFAS Wallet details. Do not share any of your personal or login details with anyone.”

It is unclear how long the scammers have been getting away with the criminal activity, moreover, how widespread the problem is. Despite having shared the notice on social media, the question then becomes whether beneficiaries without internet access have been informed of the matter.

See the post below.

Sabelo Makhubo
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