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DCF Calls Out Fake Food Stamp Website
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DCF Calls Out Fake Food Stamp Website

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Division of Children and Families is calling a website that purports to help people apply for food stamps online a scam.

According to spokesperson John Harrell, getfoodstampsnow.org is not a place for people to turn to online as a means to get food stamps.

In fact, Harrell said the DCF website, http://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/, is the only legitimate way for those who need assistance to get it.

"The problem and the danger is that they could be giving their personal information to people who could be scamming them out of money. This is of great concern to us at DCF because there's a lot of people who are suffering at this time economically. And there are websites that are taking money from people who don't have much to begin with," Harrell said.

DCF says, as of March 2011, 19.3% of people in Duval County used food stamps.

First Coast News contacted the website in question via the email address listed in the "contact us" section.  Our email was returned to us as 'undeliverable.'

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