Craigslist makes turning food stamps into cash a SNAP

Food stamp recipients are turning the government handouts into quick cash with ads on Craigslist, despite efforts to stem fraud.

The federally-funded grocery assistance coupons -- which are issued by states in the form of debit cards under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- are being sold on the online bulletin board as well as auction sites like eBay. FoxNews.com found several offerings at Craigslist sites around the country, where the sellers offered the welfare benefits at large discounts from face value.

"I have food stamps for sale..... Serious Replies only!!!"

- Craigslist ad

"If you need food. This is not a gimmick or game," read one po