SNAP recipients warned of potential scam

A potential scam has been connected to SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Some SNAP recipients were asked to provide a credit card number or other personal information, something officials with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said they never do.

Scammers are said to coax SNAP recipients into revealing this information on the grounds of new EBT card shipping fees, $100 gift cards or the false promise of a cruise.

SNAP members are never charged to replace their cards.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services urges anyone needing assistance with their account, including obtaining a replacement card, to call 1-866-386-3071 or contact their county department of job and family services.

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