Q) Would anyone be able to explain why I keep getting weird random texts saying that my EBT Access card is being frozen? I feel like it’s fraud, so I just keep deleting the texts and reporting them as junk whenever I get them.
A) It sounds like you are receiving spam text messages related to your EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, which is used to access government benefits such as food stamps. It’s possible that your phone number has been obtained by a scammer who is trying to trick you into providing personal information or money.
You are doing the right thing by deleting these texts and reporting them as junk. It is important not to click on any links or provide personal information in response to unsolicited text messages.
You should also contact the agency that handles your EBT card to let them know about the messages. They may be able to offer additional guidance on how to protect yourself from fraud and may be able to take steps to prevent these messages from reaching you in the future.
It’s also a good idea to contact your phone service provider to report the messages as spam and to inquire if they have any options to block these types of messages.
If you ever feel like your personal information has been compromised, you should take action to prevent further fraud, such as:
- Monitoring your bank accounts and credit reports.
- Changing your passwords.
- Contacting your bank, credit card companies, and other financial institutions.
- Contacting the FTC to file a complaint.
It is important to be vigilant and to protect your personal information to avoid being a victim of fraud.