Sassa warns of grocery voucher scam

Sassa in Gauteng is fast-tracking an investigation into the scam. Courtesy #DStv403.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Social Security Agency is warning that scammers are robbing the old and vulnerable of their pensions. 

Sassa in Gauteng is fast-tracking an investigation into the scam that involves offers of grocery vouchers to unemployed South Africans.

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Communication bearing the logos of Sassa, Shoprite and Pick n Pay offers those with valid identity documents the opportunity to receive vouchers valued at R2,200.

Unemployed citizens are directed to a website to register, using their ID numbers and proof of address. 

Sassa said the South African Police Service and the National Credit Regulator are investigating the matter.

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eNCA