Crooks target grant lifeline for needy

Fraudsters steal ID numbers of 18-year-old first-time applicants to access SRD money

Young people hoping to access the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant for the first time are being robbed of the opportunity by fraudsters.

At least three Nelson Mandela Bay residents are among the hundreds across SA who have found that their ID numbers are already active on the system when they try to apply for the grant — in some cases before they have even received their ID books from home affairs...

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