Watch Out For Scammers Claiming To Be NSFAS

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has warned students to be aware of fraudulent websites and social media platforms.


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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has warned students to be aware of fraudulent websites and social media platforms.
This comes days after a social media post was doing the rounds on Twitter and Facebook, claiming that NSFAS will be increasing allowances for students next year. NSFAS released a statement that says this is a fake notice and the information in the circular is false.
The fund said, “We are disturbed by the increasing disinformation in recent weeks, where false information that is spread deliberately disseminated to deceive”. They add that they have also been made aware of fake websites and platforms pretending to be NSFAS and have reported them to the authorities.
If you encounter any suspicious and fraudulent activities by people claiming to be NSFAS you can report it on the Vuvuzela Hotline on 0860 247 653
NSFAS are further urging students to take special care when they are asked for their personal information, apply for funding or unlock their NSFAS wallet accounts. NSFAS says that if prospective students require assistance or have any funding related enquiries they must contact the NSFAS contact centre.
Below are the NSFAS contact details and official social media handles:
• Tel: 08000 067 327• Email: [email protected]• Facebook: National Student Financial Aid Scheme• Twitter: myNSFAS• Instagram: myNSFAS
The application date for students applying for funding for the 2022 academic year has not yet been announced. They said, ‘students are encouraged to constantly monitor our social media platforms for updates.

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