NATIONAL NEWS - The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has announced that it has identified potential fraud cases relating to some 2800 accounts – 2 200 from different banks and 600 from the post office – nationwide.
In a statement, the agency said it had advised both the banks and the post office to put stop payments on these accounts, resulting in the affected accounts being frozen.
The banks and the post office have confirmed that these accounts will not be able to transact.
Beneficiaries who are unable to access their grant money for any reason are advised to:
- Visit the police station to make an affidavit.
- Take their bar coded or smart card ID together with the completed affidavit to their nearest Sassa office.
- Be the lawful ID holder.
- Take along proof of banking details.
The agency has assured all beneficiaries that they will get their social grant for July as officials are ready to assist them.
For more information contact Sassa Customer Care at (013) 754 – 9439/9428 or toll free at 0800 60 10 11.