Iowa food assistance, EBT system targeted by fraudsters

DES MOINES, Iowa-  The Iowa Department of Human Services is warning about a scam, targeting Food Assistance recipients, who use the electronic benefit transfer (E-B-T) system.  

Officials say there have been reports of recipients getting a text message, stating their EBT funds are expiring and they need to make a deposit.   

There's also a link to apply for benefits and to offer personal information.   The DHS says it's a scam, recipients should not click on the link or provide any personal information.Iowa does not use mobile messaging to share information with EBT recipients.

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