EBT Fraud - Scam Alert affecting SNAP and Cash EBT recipients
SUBJECT: EBT Fraud Attempt - Scam Alert
We have been alerted to a scam that is happening in other states and may be happening in Massachusetts. EBT cardholders received text messages on their phones to call a toll free number or their EBT card would be deactivated. When they called the number, it asked for their card number. The cardholders who reported this did not enter their card number, but others may have. The cardholders had a “government cell phone” or a prepaid phone from Wal-Mart.
Please share this information with your staff.