The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has warned grant recipients of a scam targeting the vulnerable elderly and people living with disability.
The agency said that it has been made aware of the latest scam in the Mpumalanga where bogus funeral covers are sold to their targeted population.
It said that these fraudsters are even posing as Sassa employees in trying to legitimize their corruption.
“Sassa is warning beneficiaries to remain vigilant and guard their IDs and Sassa payment cards very carefully,” the agency said in a statement on Wednesday.
It said that these people were also using different tacts to trick unsuspecting beneficiaries.
“Another modus operandi used is to pose as health practitioners registering beneficiaries for vaccination.”
— SASSA (@OfficialSASSA) August 11, 2021
It has issued a warning that all vaccination programmes were rolled out at identified sites by the department of health.
It said that there is no door-to-door campaign that is being done by government officials to have the people register for the Covid-19 vaccination.
“If confronted with such a situation of scammers, beneficiaries are the urge to call the police immediately to arrest those robbers,” the agency said.
“Sassa will utilize credible platforms and direct interaction based on the personal details provided by each beneficiary to the agency.”
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