DHS Warns Customers of SNAP Phishing Scam

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) has received multiple reports of criminals using phony text messages to obtain EBT card numbers and PINs to steal Georgians’ SNAP benefits. These are known as phishing scams and are a type of fraud.

The Department is warning with customers not to share EBT card number or PIN numbers with anyone by phone or text.  If you receive a text asking asking you to call an 877 number to unlock your EBT card, do not reply to this message.  Just delete it.

DHS adds that if you think you have been the victim of a phishing scam involving your EBT benefits, contact the DHS Office of Inspector General at [email protected], that’s[email protected].  Or call 1-844-694-8947.

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