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County warns of potential EBT card scam


Last updated 11/26/2017 at Noon

County of San Diego Communications Office

The County’s Health and Human Services Agency is warning anyone who uses an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card to access benefits to be aware of a text messaging scam.

While there have been no reported victims in San Diego County, there have been cases in other parts of California and HHSA wants clients to be aware of the potential risk.

Perpetrators are targeting people who get CalWORKs, CalFresh and General Relief.

The scammers send a text to public assistance recipients about their benefits, asking them to call a phone number f...

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