EBT card holders in California are being targeted by a text messaging scam, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency warned Wednesday.
The culprits are targeting beneficiaries of CalWORKs, CalFresh and General Relief who have electronic benefit transfer cards.
Scammers send a text message to beneficiaries about their benefits, asking them to call a phone number and provide their personal information, including their social security number.
There are no known victims in San Diego County so far, but local officials said anyone who receives a suspicious message about their benefits should call the California EBT Customer Service Helpline at (877) 328-9677 or the HHSA ACESS customer service center at (866) 262-9881.
—City News Service
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