DHHS Warns of Potential Scam

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Family Assistance (DFA) is alerting residents about a potential scam. DHHS received notification that clients receiving assistance in the State of Wisconsin have allegedly received phone calls requesting the card number and PIN for accessing their cash and food stamp benefits. The caller may have coerced the client by posing as a State employee.


“At this point in time, we do not know of any such instances in the State of New Hampshire,” stated DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. “However we want to advise all recipients of cash and food stamp assistance to not disclose any information about their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card or benefits.”


This issue is under investigation. DHHS is taking steps to ensure that the public and local New Hampshire authorities are aware of the situation.


“Please note that our Department takes our clients’ confidentiality very seriously,” said DFA Director Terry Smith. “We would not be calling to request information of this nature, as we already have it.”


If you have been contacted or have questions about this, please contact DHHS at 271-4243.