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The Food Bank for Humboldt County

Scam Alert: Robo-Calls Using USDA SNAP (CalFresh) Hotline Number!

Scam Alert:

8/21/2015 The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services (USDA FNS) has posted a warning that the general public is being targeted by a robo-call claiming to be the USDA FNS has a toll-free hotline for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as CalFresh in California) at  1-800-221-5689. Callers of this number are being asked for personal information that can be used for identity theft.

Similarly, SNAP Retailers are also being targeted by the scam. Retailers who are currently in the application process are being offered an expedited application process in exchange for a fee.

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