Stimulus debit cards were tossed away like garbage; now U.S. Treasury Dept. is sending out letters to recipients

The Treasury Department is warning residents about the possibility that they threw out a stimulus debit card.

That is if they haven’t received their check yet. In May and June, the Treasury mailed prepaid debit cards to approximately 4 million Americans. The cards came in a plain envelope from Money Network cardholder services.

Many people thought they were junk mail, or a scam.

Turns out they were stimulus checks. Officials are now mailing out letters to taxpayers who received one of these debit cards.

The letter will include details on how to activate their card, or seek out a new one if they threw it away.