June 26, 2018 - Nevada County has become aware of a statewide scam on EBT cards. Customers have reported receiving text messages and/or phone calls from the number (858) 232-3581. An automated recording asks you to provide personal information, including your EBT 16-digit card number and PIN. When the information is given, the perpetrators then create a card and withdraw funds from your account.
The text message says: Alert for EBT Cards beginning with 5077. Please call 858-232-3581
If you receive a call or text from this number, DO NOT respond or give out any personal information.
Please call your local Public Assistance Office if you are unsure a text message or phone call is related to your benefits at (530) 265-1340.
The mission for Public Assistance under the Department of Social Services (DSS) is opening doors, building community, and being of service to County citizens needing social, eligibility, or employment and training services.