Some folks are still waiting to receive their economic checks by mail and if you are one of those people, be aware that your payment can arrive in an unmarked envelope so don't be tossing that mail so quickly. I noticed a few of my friends on Facebook almost tossing out their pre-paid debit cards.

One of the ways that the IRS is trying to prevent fraud is by sending out pre-paid debit cards to recipients so be on the watch for your payment.

A lot of people are worried that the cards aren't legit because the card comes in a non-descript envelope but authorities are saying these cards are legit.

Here is what the IRS says on their website concerning the new stimulus payments:

Some payments may be sent on a prepaid debit card known as The Economic Impact Payment Card.

The Economic Impact Payment Card is sponsored by the Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service, managed by Money Network Financial, LLC and issued by Treasury’s financial agent, MetaBank®, N.A.

If you receive an Economic Impact Payment Card, it will 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.

The information included with the Card will explain that the card is your Economic Impact Payment Card.

If you are still waiting on your payment, just be aware it could be in that white envelope that you didn't think twice about. You can get more details on the IRS payments here.

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