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Stop EBT Card Abuse: New Bill Proposed by U.S. Senators to Protect Vulnerable Recipients

New Act Targets Cybersecurity Gaps in Food Assistance Program

Senators Collaborate on Enhanced Cybersecurity for SNAP Act to Protect Vulnerable Families and Stop EBT Card Abuse

U.S. Senators, led by John Fetterman (D-PA), are working together on a new law called the Enhanced Cybersecurity for SNAP Act. This law aims to stop bad people from taking advantage of security problems with the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards used in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). These cards, which help people buy groceries, currently lack some safety features that regular bank cards have, making them easy targets for a type of fraud called skimming.

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Stop EBT Card Abuse: New Bill Proposed by U.S. Senators to Protect Vulnerable Recipients. (PHOTO: Newsweek)

Proposed Law Aims to Stop EBT Card Abuse and Support Struggling Families

Senator Fetterman stressed how important SNAP is for nearly 2 million people in Pennsylvania, calling it a “lifeline.” The proposed law suggests several changes, like making sure EBT cards have better anti-fraud technology, shifting to cards with chips only in the next five years, and helping small grocery stores in areas with fewer food options. The law also pushes for quick card replacements, easy-to-use interfaces for families, and better online security to protect the assistance meant for families in tough situations. Senators Fetterman, Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) are working together to make these changes and improve the security of SNAP.

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