CAPE TOWN – The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) on Tuesday warned the public to be aware of fraudsters selling Sassa cards on social media.
The agency said it was concerned by the case of a man advertising the sale of Sassa cards on Facebook, according to a report by SAnews.gov.za.
According to Sassa acting chief executive, Abraham Mahlangu, the stolen cards are sold for different amounts of money by the scammers.
“These stolen cards were immediately deactivated and are worthless, so the public is warned not to be tempted to try to buy them as they are useless. No grants can be drawn from the stolen cards and anyone buying them stands to lose out, and if caught, [they] may be charged with possession of stolen property,” Mahlangu warned.
Mahlangu reiterated that SASSA services are free and not for sale.