Sassa beneficiaries urged to beware of scammers

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) card is not being replaced.

The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has warned social grant beneficiaries to not fall for a scam where scammers are deceiving beneficiaries by convincing them to change their Sassa cards to take a certain unknown bank card.

The scammers claim to be working for Sassa and advise Sassa clients to open an account with a certain bank by instilling fear that the gold Sassa card will not have money by the end of June 2022.

Sassa assured all social grant beneficiaries in a statement that the Sassa card will continue to work until Sassa officially communicates otherwise.

Beneficiaries can use their Sassa gold card to withdraw their grant in retail outlets such as Pick n Pay, Checkers, Shoprite, Boxer or USave and all bank ATMs in South Africa.

If there are any changes in the grant payment, Sassa will inform beneficiaries through all available channels and also through stakeholder engagements.

Beneficiaries are urged to report these fraudsters to the nearest police station.

For more information, contact the Sassa toll free number: 0800 60 10 11 from 8am to 4pm during weekdays, Monday to Friday.