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

 

January 19, 2023

DHS will never ask for information about an EBT card, SNAP, or any other public assistance programs via unsolicited or random calls or texts, like the scam text message above.

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 stating that an EBT card is about to expire or that there is a pending benefit transfer for their EBT card with a reference number attached. When a recipient of this scam responds, they are asked to give personal information.

DHS will never ask for information about an EBT card, SNAP, or any other public assistance programs via unsol...



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