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Special Notice/Alert from the federal Food & Nutrition Service
About Unsolicited Telephone Calls, August 31, 2015

 

The Connecticut Department of Social Services is sharing the following notice at the request of our partners at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food & Nutrition Service:

 

There have been reports of the general public receiving unsolicited calls from what appears to be the SNAP toll free information hotline number: 1-800-221-5689.  The unsolicited callers are requesting personal information offering assistance for filling out a SNAP application or other non-SNAP related services such as home security systems. Never provide personal information or your credit card number over the phone to unsolicited callers. This outside entity that has “spoofed” the SNAP toll free information hotline number is not affiliated with FNS or SNAP. If you suspect that you are receiving illegitimate calls from 1-800-221-5689, you may file a complaint with the FCC. If you have already fallen victim to this or a similar scam, please visit: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/ for more information on identity theft.

 

 


**New Rated Housing Application Process at DSS**
Important new information,
 
Effective August 1, 2015

NEW!   DSS Clients Can Report Changes Online
We’re pleased to introduce online change reporting for DSS clients!  Now, you can report changes and upload supporting verifications/documents through your MyAccount (online benefits account).  This is a great customer service feature for clients who are able to go online!  Please follow this link for more about this new option.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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