ALERT: Beware of 'Home Affairs' robbers

2017-10-23 10:41 - Kavitha Pillay
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Cape Town - The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) warns the public to beware of robbers claiming to be Home Affairs officials.

According to DHA, a group of individuals are pretending to be officials from the Department, and are visiting homes claiming to check the validity of people's identity documents for the upcoming elections.

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DHA says that the scammers carry "documents with letterheads purportedly from Home Affairs" and are "criminals who rob households once they gain entry".

"There is no such initiative from the Department," confirms DHA on Twitter, adding it will "announce household visits through official government channels".

Home Affairs officials are clearly identifiable by name tags, warns DHA.

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