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Some stimulus payments now coming via prepaid debit card

WBEN Newsroom
May 29, 2020 - 2:01 pm
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BUFFALO (WBEN) - If you haven't received your $1,200 stimulus check yet, make sure you review your mail carefully.

The federal government is sending out stimulus payments to taxpayers in a plain envelope marked "Money Network Cardholder Services," and it contains a prepaid debit card loaded with cash.

EG Tax called WBEN Friday afternoon to confirm that this payment method is not a scam.

"Initially, the IRS was sending out checks, but they have now started sending out Visa debit cards," said Tiffany Fabian, vice president of marketing at EG Tax.

Fabian noted that the new delivery method has left numerous individuals confused.

"A lot of our clients, or people who aren't our clients, are calling and thinking it's a scam, and rightfully so because it's so odd - there's no phone number, there's no indicator - so they're discarding and throwing away the debit cards thinking that it's not legitimate, when in fact it's their stimulus check."

Listen to Fabian's full comments below:

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