July 17, 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 and (916) 281-7465. 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 or 916-281-7465.
If you receive a call or text from either of these numbers, 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.