USDA says text scam is targeting SNAP recipients

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WASHINGTON D.C. (WIVB) — The USDA is warning people about a text scam targeting SNAP recipients.

According to the USDA, the text may say you were chosen to get food stamps or SNAP benefits. If you’re unsure if a request for information on SNAP is real or not, contact your local SNAP office.

A suspicious text should be deleted without a response.

The USDA says people should never share personal information like social security numbers, PIN numbers, SNAP cards or bank information with a person or organization they don’t know.

More information on SNAP scams can be found here.

A consumer complaint can be filed with the Federal Trade Commission here.

Evan Anstey is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here.

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