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Elderly people get meagre grants to make a living every month and conning them to get rich is not only unlawful - it is inhuman.
About 13000 pensioners are alleged to have bought into bogus funeral policies offered by a company in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.
The scam was uncovered after some of the pensioners, who have been contributing more than R400 a month to their policies, did not receive the payout they had been promised.
We urge the police to investigate the claims and expose the culprits.
Elderly people deserve better treatment than being ripped off.
Those responsible for this scam should hang their heads in shame.