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02/18/2022

Illinois Link card hacked, women say, leaving them unable to use grocery benefits

ABC 7 News Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two Chicago area women said they were unable to buy groceries after fraudsters drained their Illinois Link cards.

The state issues Link cards to help people with low incomes purchase food, the state's version of food stamps. Both women said they tried buying food with their card, but said they couldn't because a hacker beat them to the punch. The most frustrating part, they said, is that the state refuses to issue a refund.

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