Pennsylvania officials are warning Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries about a text message phishing scam.
Scammers are sending texts telling recipients they were approved for $1,000 in SNAP benefits, but only if they click a link provided in the text.
“Pennsylvanians should not reply or share any personal information if they are contacted in this manner,” the Department of Human Services said in a statement.
The department does send text messages to recipients of public benefits, but they are sent from the number (833) 648-1964 and they never request personal information, include details about a person’s benefits or provide links to unofficial sites.
To report suspicious texts or other forms of suspected fraud, call the Department of Human Services fraud tipline at (844) 347-8477 ((844) DHS-TIPS).