Funeral cover scam targets the elderly

CAPE TOWN - Unscrupulous insurance brokers in the Northern and Western Cape appear to be targeting vulnerable social grant beneficiaries.

Rights organisation Black Sash says the scam is far more widespread than it first believed.

Brokers selling One-Life policies are apparently coercing the elderly into buying funeral cover by claiming to represent the social security agency Sassa.

Rights organisation Black Sash says the practice is widespread.

1Life says it is still investigating each case and has not ruled out refunds .

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