Iowans Warned of Scam Involving ‘Locked’ EBF Cards

Iowans are being warned about a new text message scam involving E-B-T cards, which are used to distribute government benefits like food assistance, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.

Ashlee Kieler, a spokeswoman for the Iowa Attorney General’s office, says the texts may look convincing…(audio clip below :18)

Kieler says Iowans should never share their card number or PIN with anyone and notes, government agencies will never request such information by text. If you get one of these suspicious messages, what should you do?…(audio clip below :11 )

Kieler says this scam is particularly serious because those who receive benefits rely on these funds to feed their families. The scammers, she says, are heartless crooks…(audio clip below :15 )

If you fell victim to an E-B-T scam, Kieler says to file a report with your local law enforcement agency.

(thanks to Radio Iowa)