VDSS Warns Of Phishing Scam
Southwest Virginia cardholders of P-EBT and EBT are being warned by officials of a phishing attack that has been reported in the Commonwealth. The Virginia Department of Social Security says cardholders are receiving phony texts or calls, advising them to call a phony 1-866 number to activate their EBT account. The agency says this is not their customer service helpdesk, but instead a phishing attack. They urge cardholders to not text or call the number and say the department’s helpdesk will never call cardholders and ask for their card number and pin.