SafeLink Scam Targets Illinois Link Card Customers


Attention DHS Link Card Customers

Recently a man posing as a SafeLink representative offering free government cell phones obtained personal identification information from DHS customers and used it to steal benefits.

The scammer obtained card numbers, PINs and Social Security Numbers from DHS customers and then used the information to draw down cash and SNAP benefits.

SafeLink does require last 4 digits of SSN and birth date, but customers should NEVER provide Link card information or PIN to anyone.

If you have questions about a program such as SafeLink, contact your DHS caseworker.