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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07:  A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps on October 7, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps on October 7, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)  

New measures crafted to reduce food stamp fraud

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday new proposals targeting individuals who sell SNAP cards, commonly known as food stamps, for cash.

The agency said individuals suspected of defrauding the system are requesting a large number of replacement cards.

Food stamp fraud has gone high-tech in recent years, with SNAP cards being sold on Craigslist and eBay, according to the USDA. There also have been attempts to sell the food assistance benefits through the popular social media sites Twitter and Facebook.

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