Stimulus Payments Are Getting Sent To Millions of People as Debit Cards
You're probably envisioning a stimulus payment from the IRS to be a check, if you don't have direct deposit...but they're actually getting delivered as another form.
According to WIVB, many people are calling the Better Business Bureau, concerned about receiving a prepaid debit card that arrived in an unmarked envelope, stating it was their stimulus payment.
It's NOT a scam. These debit cards are actually you're stimulus payment.
Roughly four million Americans will receive an "Economic Payment Card" instead of a check.
These are the same stimulus payments as part of the pandemic, CARES act.
Here's a statement from the IRS:
“Some payments may be sent on a prepaid debit card known as The Economic Impact Payment Card.
The Economic Impact Payment Card is sponsored by the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service, managed by Money Network Financial, LLC and issued by Treasury’s financial agent, MetaBank®, N.A.
If you receive an Economic Impact Payment Card, it will arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.” The Visa name will appear on the front of the Card; the back of the Card has the name of the issuing bank, MetaBank®, N.A."