Please be advised that there is a risk of fraud concerning the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). An outside entity has “spoofed” the SNAP toll free information hotline number (1-800-221-5689) and has been making unsolicited calls requesting personal information. These illegitimate calls are not affiliated with the Food and Nutrition Service or SNAP. Never provide personal information or your credit card number over the phone to unsolicited callers.
If you suspect that you are receiving illegitimate calls from 1-800-221-5689, you may file a complaint with the FCC. If you have already fallen victim to this or a similar scam, please visit the Federal Trade Commission Identify Theft Consumer Information website for more information about identity theft.