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Acting Human Services Secretary Warns of Potential Scam, Reminds of Safe Way to Apply for Assistance

 

November 23, 2022

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Acting Secretary Meg Snead advised Pennsylvanians of a potential scam in which individuals, regardless of whether they are recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), receive a text message from a "[number]@dhs.pa.gov" contact indicating that there is an issue with one's EBT card (as shown).

DHS will never ask for information about an EBT card, SNAP, or any other public assistance programs via unsolicited or random calls or texts. Please report any texts or calls about DHS benefits that seem suspicious by calling the...



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