AEOA warns of scam involving Food Shelf

AEOA warns of scam involving Food Shelf

April 7, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (4/8/21)

(Minnesota) — The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency in Virginia is warning Northland residents of the latest scam this week after reports of someone asking for personal information on behalf of a local food shelf.

The AEOA reports that April 6th, an individual contacted a client of a local food shelf to acquire their Social Security Number claiming they were a representative from a food shelf. No client is required to provide personal information such as a SSN over the phone for food shelf programs. For your protection, do not provide your SSN to any caller claiming to be a food shelf representative.

AEOA is working with local law enforcement regarding the matter. Contact the police right away if you have been contacted in a similar manner.

AEOA would also remind everyone not to provide your SSN or any personal information to callers claiming to be a representative of a local food shelf. 

Learn more about the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency by visiting their website,, or call 218-927-5635 for their Aitkin office.