Covid-19 EIP debit card

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  1. STPNWLF

    STPNWLF Member

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    So the IRS is sending out prepaid debit cards to some Americans instead of a check, I may be one of those recipients.
    But from online research the prepaid debit cards are VISA's , I've received a "MasterCard" prepaid debit card and wondering if it's legit? o_O
    Everything I've seen online says that the cards are VISA's, the card I received is supposedly issued from the same bank as the VISA's (Metabank) but I am suspicious.
    Anybody else gotten one of these cards?
     
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    what are the #'s? i'll buy something for myself and let you know if it's legit :D
     
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    I'm being serious here @JV3
    I don't know if it's a scam or not can't get a live person on the phone to verify, and prompts want SS# and bank routing# .
     
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    I am unsure if the card has been sent to you why it would need bank routing details....maybe your SSN to register. I would be waiting and calling the IRS. Advice received on the internet is however most often worth exactly what you aid for it.
     
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    That's exactly why I asked if anyone else received a "MasterCard" instead of a "VISA" card. Supposedly the IRS sends out a verification letter 15 days after your EIP payment has been sent.
     
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    Maybe you can try calling Mastercard directly, give them the card number, and see what they can tell you about it?

    FYI - I would Google the phone number online and don't just call the number that came with it...
     
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    Isn’t there a website you can go to for checking on that?
     
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    i was being somewhat serious. buy gas with it to see if it works or not.
     
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    Scam, no legit business will ask for your ss#. Plus if this is for the stimulus , the second one hasn't been approved yet.
     

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