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.
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.