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Attorney General warns Oklahomans unmarked stimulus debit cards may not be junk mail

Posted at 2:41 PM, May 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 15:41:41-04

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced that the unmarked envelops that some are discarding are not always junk mail.

Last week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS said they have started the process of sending almost 4 million Visa debit cards to Americans with the $1,200 stimulus payment.

Some are confused and people believe it is junk mail or fraudulent activity because the debit cards arrive in a plain envelope, says Attorney General Hunter.

The prepaid debit cards are being sent from a company, not the IRS or Department of the Treasury, which is why they are in unmarked envelopes. Once the cards are activated, they function as normal debit cards. I encourage Oklahomans to carefully examine their mail. If individuals remain skeptical about the card they receive, visit the Economic Impact Payment Card website.
Attorney General Hunter

If someone is trying to find out if they received the debit card legitimately, they can review the Economic Impact Payment Card website here.

According to the IRS, people who receive the debit card cand do the following:

  • Make purchases online and at any retail location where Visa is accepted;
  • Get cash from in-network ATMs;
  • Transfer funds to their personal bank account; and
  • Check their card balance online, by mobile app or by phone.

Answers to any questions concerning the Economic Impact Payment debit cards may be found here.

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