A lot of California counties, including Contra Costa, have received reports of an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card scam, an attempt to steal benefits. Some EBT cardholders, as well as non-EBT cardholders have received texts that ask for their card number, PIN or other personal information. Please note that text, phone or email methods are not used by the state or EHSD to collect personal information.
EHSD is alerting community members about the EBT scam and instructing them to NOT provide the requested information. If questions arise regarding EBT cards, residents can call (877) 328-9677 or visit MyBenefitsCalWIN.org.