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Sassa clamps down on fraud

In a move to combat the prevalent fraud targeting social grants, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has stopped 6 000 payments, substantially decreasing the figure to 500 in the August payment cycle.

This decline is a result of the stringent measures put in place by both Sassa and the South African Post Office to combat fraud.

According to Sandy Godlwana, director of communications and marketing for Sassa, the fraudsters’ modus operandi was exposed after the trends were studied intensively. an intensive process of studying the trends was embarked upon and the modus operandi of the.

“Systems and controls were subsequently tightened. We can confidently say that the noose around these criminals has tightened. The law will deal harshly with them,” Godlwana said.

“In the recent past, the courts have not only sentenced people found guilty of social grant fraud, but also issued orders for them to repay what they stole from the state.”

She said Sassa is working with relevant stakeholders, including all banks, to ensure that fraud within the grants system is ultimately defeated.

Sassa is committed to addressing fraud, and will continue to verify bank details.

Therefore, if a record is not corrected with both Sassa and the bank, the payment concerned will not go through every month.

Innocent and affected beneficiaries whose payments have been stopped, are advised to make an affidavit at the police station.

The affidavit should confirm the validity of the account holder’s details, as well as those of the bank.

After making an affidavit, beneficiaries must take their bar-coded or smart-card ID, together with the completed affidavit, to Sassa or the post office.

Those who make use of personal banks must bring along proof of their banking details.

“SASSA wishes to apologise unreservedly for any convenience that might arise,” she said.

“Sassa wishes to apologise unreservedly for any convenience that might arise,” Godlwana said.

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