This is a text message that did NOT come from the government or any legitimate entity. It is the beginning of a scheme to steal your EBT funds.
If you receive this text, do NOT call the number. Do NOT respond to the text. Simply ignore, delete or block this message.
If someone calls the number in the text, a scammer will answer and pretend to be with the government. They will try to learn the caller’s EBT account info and PIN. Once they have those numbers, the crook will drain the funds from the person’s EBT account.
The legitimate people in charge of SNAP and EBT will never text you. If you need to contact them, find their official phone number on this list and call them. And if you have fallen victim to this scam, please call your state’s EBT Client ASAP to see if anything can be done.