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Virginia Department of Social Services has received reports about a scam that involves P-EBT and EBT cardholders receiving calls or texts telling them to activate their EBT account.
If a user calls the phishing number, it asks for their card number, pin and then to verify the pin before disconnecting.
The number making the request starts in 1-866 and ends in 0486.
This number is not associated with Social Services and is a form of phishing.
State Client Customer Service Helpdesk employees will never call the cardholders to ask for a card number or pin.
If you receive a call or text do not answer or respond to the text and delete the message.
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