Monday, January 30, 2023

Snap food stamp users denounce fraud

Houston – Dozens of families who support their food in resources allocated by the state and distributed in a system known as food stamps (SNAP for its abbreviation in English) have become victims of fraud, one such Fact which is also being investigated by the FBI.

There are about 3.5 million people in Texas who enjoy this SNAP benefit, which is given in a type of debit card and used to make food purchases at stores and supermarkets in the state.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits those with the fewest resources.

A man told Telemundo Houston that nearly $1,000 was stolen from his SNAP card and he only had $10 left when he went shopping.

An elderly woman was walking her dog in Lincoln Park when she was held at gunpoint.

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services (TXHHS) investigated the matter and found that three fraudulent transactions were made using that SNAP card number in the Dallas area.

This year, such cases have been registered more than 100 times, this is a record number if it is taken into account that in 2021 there was not a single case of fraud.

Authorities believe that fraud is being perpetrated through the SNAP card cloning system, which is why they recommend extreme caution when using debit card readers.

If you believe you have been a victim of SNAP card fraud, you should report it and cancel it immediately. TxHHS will mail you a new one within one week.

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