Don't mistake your stimulus payment for junk mail

Posted at 5:57 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 19:22:28-04

If you haven't gotten your stimulus check yet, you may be getting a pre-paid debit card instead. Nearly 4 million people will get the money this way, but some are confusing the payments as junk mail. Unlike the checks, these payments will not come from the Treasury Department or IRS.

Instead it'll come in a plain white envelope with a return address that says "Money Network Cardholder Services".

Here's how you can make sure it's legit. If it doesn't say MetaBank then it's not official.

The pre-paid debit card will look like the photo below.The card is blue with "VISA" on the front. The back will have MetaBank. A letter will come with the card that states it's an economic impact payment card and instructions on how to activate it.

Once activated, you can use it like a regular debit card and make purchases or use it for payments. There are some fees depending on how you use the card. There are fees for multiple withdrawals, out of network ATM's, or if your card is lost or stolen. The best way to avoid fees-- is to transfer your funds to your bank account, which is free

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