How can you be sure your EIP card is real?

How can you be sure your EIP card is real?

Though the vast majority of Americans will receive the money in their bank accounts, for those with no banking account information, it will come as a paper check or EIP prepaid card. . How can you be sure the card is real?

As happened in the first and second rounds of direct payments, those without current direct deposit information on file will receive the payment as a paper check or debit card in the mail. The IRS has posted samples of the EIP card for individuals to be sure it isn’t fake. What do they look like?

On March 24 a new batch of direct payments was made and people who did not receive a direct deposit in their bank account should expect a paper check or EIP card in the mail.

What does the paper check look like?

The EIP Card will come in a white envelope displaying the seal of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

The card has the Visa name on the front and the issuing bank, MetaBank, N.A. on the back, and information included with the card will explain that this is an Economic Impact Payment.

Each mailing will include instructions on how to securely activate and use the card. It is important to note that none of the EIP cards issued for any of the three rounds is reloadable; recipients will receive a separate card and will not be able to reload funds onto an existing card.

So if you haven’t received a direct deposit yet, you should check Get My Payment to know the status and form of your direct payment and pay attention to your mailbox if a paper check or EIP Card is on the way.

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