Have you been visited by a Stats SA field worker? | It could be a scam!

Scam alert! Stats SA has cautioned members of the public about imposters pretending to be field workers. Here’s what to look out for.

Have you been visited by a Stats SA field worker? | It could be a scam!

If you have recently been approached by a fieldworker from Stats SA in Giyani, Limpopo, in particular, it could be a scam. Stats SA released a statement on Tuesday cautioning members of the public about imposters going door-to-door, claiming to be profiling households. 

SCAM ALERT!: ‘FIELD WORKERS’ REQUEST BANKING DETAILS 

Scammers are targeting communities in Giyani. The organisation said these imposters are pretending to be field workers and are going door-to-door, claiming to be profiling houses. 

“They request members of the public to provide their banking details and also to confirm if they have mobile banking apps. It is alleged that some members of the community have been robbed of money by these scammers,” Stats SA said. 

“Stats SA does not ask respondents to provide their banking details, nor confirm if they are using mobile banking apps. Members of the public are urged to be vigilant and not fall victim to the scam,” it added. 

FACE-TO-FACE DATA COLLECTION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19

The organisation also communicated its temporary suspension of all face-to-face data collection due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions. 

“This includes the frame update project, in which fieldworkers go door-to-door collecting contact details from households so that we can use alternative interviewing modes, including computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) and computer-assisted web interviewing (CAWI), to ensure the continued provision of much-needed economic and social statistics,” it said.  

“We are currently conducting a risk assessment to determine when we can resume face-to-face data collection. The public will be informed once this decision has been finalised,” it added. 

To avoid any scams, Stats SA listed how one can identify a legitimate fieldworker. 

Stats SA field workers can be easily identified by a Stats SA-branded bib, Stats SA ID cards, and introduction letters. 

To verify that the person at your door is a legitimate staff member you can check online (http://www.statssa.gov.za/Fieldworkerverification/FWerification.php), contact the call centre on 0800-110-248, or your nearest provincial or district office (contact list link). 

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Source : The South African More   

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Minnie Dlamini-Jones opens up on why she won’t reveal her son’s face

Minnie Dlamini-Jones either blurs her son face in pictures or posts a back view. Here is why she won't reveal his face on social media.

Minnie Dlamini-Jones opens up on why she won’t reveal her son’s face

South African actress Minnie Dlamini-Jones shared the reason she does not reveal her son’s face on social media, via an Instagram Q&A session with her followers. 

NETHA MAKHOSINI JONES

In September 2020, Minnie Dlamini-Jones announced that she and her husband Quinton Jones are expecting a baby and in November 2020, the actress introduced her bouncing baby boy to the world. The baby is named Netha Makhosini Jones. 

“Our King has arrived Welcome Netha Makhosini Jones ????#TheJoneses ❤,” wrote Dlamini-Jones on Instagram. 

Over the last eight months the actress has posted several pictures of her son. However, she has never revealed his face in any post. Here is a look.

MINNIE DLAMINI’S PHOTOS OF BABY NETHA

MINNIE ON WHY SHE WON’T REVEAL NETHA’S FACE

During a Q and A session on Instagram, one of Minnie Dlamini-Jone’s 4.3 million followers asked her when she will show her followers her baby and the actress responded when people stop being mean for no reason.

“When will you show us your baby?,” asked a fan.

“When people on the internet stop being mean for no reason,” responded Dlamini-Jones. 

The actress and her family contracted COVID-19 recently and she revealed that her son was infected as well. However, his symptoms were only in the form of a fever and cough. In an Instagram post the actress confirmed that her family recovered from the virus. 

“My family tested this morning for COVID and we are negative ???????????? #Blessed #Grateful Thank you for the outpour of love and support, it was war!!! ???? #StayHomeStaySafe ♥,” wrote Dlamini-Jones on Instagram.

MINNIE ANSWERS MORE QUESTIONS FROM FANS

During the Q&A session, the actress answered more questions from fans. One of which was “how much did your wedding cost?”. 

“Too much money, I wish I spent it on a deposit for a house instead,” replied Dlamini-Jones. 

Another follower also Minnie how she is coping with grieving the death of her brother, Khosini Dlamini who passed away in 2019 from a brain aneurysm.

“Each day is different and I try to just go through the emotions as they come and not block them out. There’s no cheat code for grief,” replied Dlamini-Jones. 

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Source : The South African More   

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