Sassa perturbed by increase in robbery

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photo:Sourced Sassa warns social grants beneficiaries to be on high alert.
photo:Sourced Sassa warns social grants beneficiaries to be on high alert.

THE South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is concerned by the rising numbers involving break ins at Post Offices with the sole intention of stealing Sassa cards.

On June 2, the Howick and Glencoe Post Offices were broken into wherein laptops and Sassa cards were stolen on the eve of commencement of social grant payments for the elderly.

The Sassa cards have been designed to protect social grant beneficiaries from unlawful deductions however there is an emerging trend or scam where beneficiaries’ funds are withdrawn from their cards without the beneficiaries’ consent or knowledge.

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