Scam targeting Food Assistance recipients

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Iowa residents are being warned of a possible scam.

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) said that there is a scam targeting the Food Assistance recipients who use electronic benefit transfer (EBT). 

They say that recipients have been receiving text messages say their EBT funds are expiring.

It also says that an immediate deposit is needed, leading to a link to “apply” for benefits and asking for personal information. 

The DHS doesn’t share information to recipients by use of mobile messaging. 

They say that the text messages are scams. and warn people to not click on the link or give personal information.

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