EBT Text Scam Alert


Various counties have reported clients receiving EBT text scam alerts soliciting information.  Please make sure not to provide any information or call the number provided on the text, instead contact our El Centro office or call the number provided on the back of your EBT card.


Important Notice 

Imperial County has received a call from a customer stating that he received a text from a person who identifies himself/herself as from “CalFresh” providing a website to apply for his “stimulus check”. This text has been identified as a scam to obtain personal information. It is advised to not click on the website address provided and to delete the text immediately.

The IRS will post information about stimulus payments here as it becomes available here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments

Public Benefit recipients should take the following measures to keep their personal information and State benefits safe:

  • Never give out your personal information to anyone, or you could have your benefits stolen.

  • Keep your EBT card number and PIN a secret.

  • Never give out your social security number, EBT card number or PIN to anyone.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Imperial County Department of Social Services is to provide assistance to the County's needy and disadvantaged individuals and families so they may live their lives with dignity and respect.


Vision Statement

Our department is committed to being an innovative leader in providing quality social services to those individuals and families in Imperial County needing our services.

Through a collaborative effort with other agencies and organizations, our department will maximize effective delivery of services in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible.

Our staff will treat our clients with respect and dignity while striving to improve the quality of their lives.

We will reach out to all communities in the valley in an effort to provide targeted and approppiate services whenever possible.

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