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Posted on: October 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Phishing Alert: Electronic Benefits Accounts

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October 19, 2022

Phishing Alert: Electronic Benefits Accounts

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Please be aware of recent phishing attempts  (pictured below) to access persons' Electronic Benefits accounts. 

This is a reminder to never give out personal information to unknown sources, and the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) will never contact contact EBT cardholders asking for their account information or PIN number.  Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the Customer Care Center at 1-866-281-2448 or their local department of social services.   EBT phishing

For more information on financial assistance in the City of Charlottesville, please visit

Media Contact
Mary Jane Skidmore
Chief of Benefits Program
City of Charlottesville

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