Allegations of false security guards scamming people at various local shopping mall automated teller machines (atms) have escalated, it is alleged that a couple of young males around vaal malls target elderly citizens pretending to be security guards at the mall. They then will offer to assist their victims and flee with their money. In other incidents, after seeing pin numbers of their victims they threaten them with knives before fleeing with money and bank cards.  

One older woman from Evaton Ms. Mkhelele told the Reporter team that she was a victim of such a scam at Evaton mall.

Report by: Fikile Thatelo.