Physical Address - 1062 State Rt. 38
Mailing Address - PO Box 240
Owego, NY 13827
Last Updated: 1/27/2023
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has been made aware of increasing incidents of Temporary Assistance and NSP benefits theft via several scams.
One such scam is “card skimming” which directly copies card and Pin information from EBT users at legitimate retailers, using authorized EBT point of sale (POS) devices. This type of scam involves the use of a physical overlay devise with Bluetooth technology to temporarily commandeer a retailer’s POS device. Once thieves have gained access to the POS devise, they are able to steal, or skim, and then remotely transmit card and PIN information to an offsite location.
There are several things you can do to reduce risk and better safeguard their EBT cards from this type of theft:
View the informational video released by the state.