Since the start of the pandemic, the South African Social Security Agency social grant programmes have been hit by different kinds of scammers. Recently, SASSA has been alerted of a new modus operandi used to scam and defraud social grant beneficiaries.

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The scammers claim to be SASSA employees, who move around in communities with skimming devices targeted to defraud beneficiaries of their social grant monies.

The fraudsters approach beneficiaries and convince them to ‘check’ if their social grant cards are still valid by swiping them through a device. By…

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