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Don’t fall victim to this grocery store scam

‘Criminals have begun impersonating grocery store employees, claiming they can offer customers cheaper groceries.

CAPTAIN Siyanda Shangase of Empageni Saps has warned the public to be vigilant about scams going into the festive season.

‘Criminals have begun impersonating grocery store employees, claiming they can offer customers cheaper groceries.

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‘They then offer to have someone look after your belongings while you follow the impersonator into the store. When the customers return, their belongings and the person said to be looking after them, are nowhere to be seen.

‘Generally, if anything sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Empangeni police advises the public to only leave their belongings at a store’s parcel counter.’

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