Pensioners tell of grant payment scams

ELDERLY people in the Eastern Cape are being robbed of some of their social grants through illegal debit orders.

They say grants provided by the Social Security Agency (Sassa) are often short of large or small amounts – and they cannot figure out the reason.

For Warner Adams, 80, of Walmer, the curious thing is that the money illegally deducted each month always ends with the number six.

“Some months my grant is short of R156, then it is R116 and even R186. I have had no dealings with loan firms and have no accounts that I have to pay from this money.” Adams said. – Alvené du Plessis

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