Still waiting for a stimulus check? You may have accidentally thrown it away
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - If you’re still waiting for a stimulus check from the government, it’s possible you may have accidentally thrown it away.
But, keep an eye on it because the U.S. Department of the Treasury is sending a letter to tell you how to get it back.
Here’s how it may have happened:
The treasury department mailed prepaid debit cards to some $4 million Americans. The cards, sent in May and June, were issued by MetaBank.
They came in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.”
The problem? People were expecting an actual check or direct deposit.
No one received any communication that they would be getting a debit card instead.
Unfortunately, officials say many people thought it was junk mail or a scam.
Now the treasury department is mailing more than 788,000 letters telling those people that they can obtain a free replacement card if needed.
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