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Virginia Social Services warns of P-EBT phishing scam



RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) has made a public announcement warning of a circulating P-EBT phishing scam attempt.

According to the department, P-EBT recipients are being asked to call or text a phony 1-866 number ending in 0486 from “VA EBT.”

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VDSS is warning anyone who receives this message to avoid responding or engaging with this or any other unsolicited phone numbers asking for card number PINs.The only authorized P-EBT client customer service phone number is 1-866-281-2448.

Anyone who may have engaged with this phishing scammer is encouraged to contact the Virginia EBT Client Customer Service Helpdesk at 1-866-281-2448 to report their card as stolen.





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