29 January 2019 | Media release
The South African Social Security Agency notes with concern that an advertisement inviting unemployed youth to apply for SASSA internships is circulating on social media. Upon applying for the internship, applicants are then requested to deposit R500 in order to secure the internship. Members of the public are urged to ignore this bogus advert as it is a scam and could put potential applicants at risk.
SASSA strongly condemns this and would like to place it on record that this advert is in no way linked to it. Furthermore, due to the high number of job scams that have plagued SASSA in the past, the Agency has resolved to only advertise vacancies in newspapers and on the SASSA website.
"The public is advised to be wary and vigilant of any job recruiters who ask for money in order to secure a job post. If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is not true. Also be suspicious if a recruiter asks you to click on links because this can lead to identity theft": said Abraham Mahlangu Acting CEO
If ever in doubt, members of the public are advised to contact SASSA on 0800 60 10 11 or enquire at their respective regional SASSA offices in order to verify information.
Issued on behalf of SASSA
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15 January 2019 | Media release