The latest fake news social media post that is supposedly from SASSA, aims to lure grant beneficiaries into stores thinking they can apply for a kid’s clothing voucher.
According to the fake post, beneficiaries must take their SASSA cards and ID’s to any Pep store before the 4th of November in order to receive this voucher.
The poorly worded social media post simply read:
“Take ur SASSA card and ID to Pep n apply for kids clothes voucher before the fourth of November.”
Pick n Pay and Boxer became a collection point for the SASSA SRD grant.
This latest fake news post follows the recent announcement that Pick n Pay and Boxers stores are now points where approved beneficiaries can collect their grants.
“Pick n Pay and Boxer are proud to assist grant beneficiaries access their funds more conveniently and safely, ensuring they receive much-needed relief quicker than before,” said John Bradshaw, retail executive: Omnichannel, Pick n Pay.
Here’s what an approved beneficiaries need to do to collect their grant at one of these stores:
- If a SRD grant application is successful, the aplicant will recieve an SMS from SASSA confimring the collection point and advising the day of collection.
- A beneficiary must have their ID and cellphone (number registered at SASSA) with them when collecting their SRD grant.
- Once at the till point, the beneficiary must enter their ID number and cellphone number to confirm the collection of the funds.
- The beneficialry will then recieve a USSD message on their phone to which they mst approve before the cash can be handed over.