Not sure how they determine who gets the free money this way, but it’s not really a bright idea in my book.
So you get what looks like junk mail, you peek inside and there’s a debit card. You havn’t applied for any, what ya gonna do? You going to open it all the way and read the letter inside?
The Better Business Bureau says some of its offices are getting calls from concerned consumers about a prepaid debit card that arrived in an unmarked envelope stating it was their economic stimulus payment.
These payments are legitimate!
So you go the IRS website and yup . . . about 4 million people might be throwing at least $1,200 in the trash.
Nearly four million people are being sent their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card, instead of paper check. The determination of which taxpayers receive a debit card was made by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, another part of the Treasury Department that works with the IRS to handle distribution of the payments.
These Economic Impact Payment Cards 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. Information included with the card will explain that the card is an Economic Impact Payment Card.
Glad mine went direct deposite.