California Man Held In Alleged EBT Funds TheftCalifornia prosecutors allege a man stole $750,000 in public assistance funds through an Electronic Benefit Transfer scheme that obtained personal information from 655 EBT card holders through scam text messages.
Planned EBT Outage Throughout California Starts Tonight Goes Until SundayHeads up for EBT users: A temporary outage is planned for this weekend because of a statewide system upgrade.
Food Stamp Fraud: Beneficiaries Illegally Sell EBT Cards On Craigslist, Social Media SitesIt's a welfare fraud scheme costing U.S. taxpayers $750 million a year. People are illegally selling their electronic food stamp cards on Craigslist and other social media sites for cash.
UPDATED: Xerox Restores Access To EBT System After OutageA computer glitch that left some families unable to buy groceries Saturday, because of an error accessing the government assistance program, has been fixed according to Xerox.