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Check your junk mail: Americans receiving stimulus money on prepaid debit cards

The government is sending nearly four million people prepaid debit cards instead of a paper check, to get the money delivered faster.

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2020, 11:45 AM

Updated 1,512 days ago

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The Treasury Department is warning Americans to check their junk mail, because their stimulus money may arrive in a prepaid debit card.
The government is sending nearly four million people prepaid debit cards instead of a paper check, to get the money delivered faster.
However, some people are throwing the cards out, either not realizing what it is or thinking it's a scam. In order to activate the card, recipients are required to give personal information to an automated system.
The cards can be replaced, but there's a fee.


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