Don't be a victim of EBT skimming

DWSS suggests the following prevention tips to minimize the chance of being a victim of stolen benefits.     


  • Use only the EBT Edge site or mobile application.
  • Freeze or lock your EBT card when not in use.
  • Change your PIN monthly before your benefit issuance date.
  • Avoid simple PINs such as dates of birth, part of your social security number, or easily guessed PINs like 1234, or 9876.
  • Do not share your PIN with anyone outside your household and keep both your EBT card number and PIN a secret.
  • Do not respond telephone calls or text messages asking for your EBT card number or PIN.
  • Check your EBT account regularly for unauthorized transactions.