The short answer
Your daughter should immediately report it to SASSA, PostBank or theSouth African Fraud Prevention Service
The whole question
What I can do to stop my daughter’s ID number from being used by someone else who has applied for the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) R350 grant?
The long answer
#SASSACARES also says:
Beneficiaries reporting fraud on their SASSA cards should submit the following to the Post Office either in person or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A completed SASSA fraud affidavit form;
Certified copy of the ID (if it is the smart card ID then both sides should be copied);
Certified copy of their SASSA cards (both sides should be copied);
The SASSA fraud affidavit forms, which may be obtained from any SASSA or Post Office.
Businessech.co.za reported that the Office of the Auditor-General identified that at least 5,812 public servants fraudulently applied for and received the R350 SRD grant, at a cost of R5.8-million in 2021. The Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu revealed in answer to a parliamentary question that R23.1 million was potentially stolen by people who unduly benefited from receiving social grant payments during the 2021/2022 financial year. So, sadly, this is something that is happening very widely.
UPDATE (06/06/2023): You can also contact The South African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) via their hotline (011 867 2234) or their website (https://www.safps.org.za/Home/Contact).
Wishing you the best,
Answered on Feb. 9, 2023, 9:21 a.m.
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