Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0049
Letter to Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook Inc.

Sale or offer to sell SNAP benefits on Facebook.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0047
Letter to Mr. Buckmaster, CEO, Craiglist

This letter is to follow-up on our earlier correspondence, dated Aug. 17, 2011, in which we requested that Craigslist post a notice regarding the illegality of selling SNAP benefits on its website and/or that SNAP benefits be added to its prohibited items list.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: SNAP Trafficking Controls and Fraud Investigations

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is proposing to amend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program regulations at 7 CFR 274.6 to allow state agencies to deny a request for a replacement card until contact is made with the state agency, if the requests for replacement cards are determined to be excessive.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0023
Letter to Mr. Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter Inc.

Request for assistance on the sale or offer to sell of SNAP benefits in public and online.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0048
Letter to Mr. John Donahoe, CEO, eBay Inc.

This letter is to follow-up on conversations the USDA Office of General Counsel had with your legal team in 2010, in which we requested that eBay post a notice regarding the illegality of selling SNAP benefits on its website and/or that SNAP benefits be added to its prohibited items list.

Resource | Fact Sheets
USDA Efforts to Reduce Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

USDA Efforts to Reduce Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2011-0069
Letters to Governors

Strengthening SNAP integrity, rooting out waste, fraud and abuse so that federal dollars are used appropriately.

Resource | Fact Sheets
USDA Takes Aggressive Action to Fight Trafficking

The sale or exchange of SNAP benefits for anything other than food sold by an authorized retailer is illegal – and is neither accepted nor tolerated by USDA.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0021
Cooperación del Programa de Cupones para Alimentos con investigaciones de fraude

Cooperación del Programa de Cupones para Alimentos con investigaciones de fraude.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2003-0020
Food Stamp Program Cooperation with Fraud Investigations

After a further review of this matter, and upon advice of our legal counsel, we have reconsidered our position on the use of the Request for Contact (RFC) to facilitate household cooperation with fraud investigations. We have decided that the RFC may only be issued by state eligibility workers and only when the state agency learns of a change in the household’s circumstances that calls into question the household’s continued eligibility for the program or its current level of benefits.