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Walmart helps customers access their economic impact payment safely

By Staff | Apr 16, 2020

This week the government began issuing stimulus funds as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Here are a few ways Walmart is helping customers access their stimulus payments while continuing to maintain an environment that prioritizes the health and safety of associates and customers. This includes helping customers create a direct deposit account using the Walmart MoneyCard.

Walmart has waived monthly maintenance fees on the Walmart MoneyCard Reloadable Debit Card from April 10-June 30, encouraging customers to set up direct deposit and receive stimulus funds electronically. This offer applies to new MoneyCard customers who deposit $500 or more to their MoneyCard account. It also eliminates the need for individuals to leave their homes to cash or deposit paper checks.

Customers can sign up for an account at WalmartMoneyCard.com and receive immediate access to bank account information, which is necessary to set up direct deposit. And, within five to seven business days, they will receive a personalized debit card that can be used anywhere Visa or Mastercard is accepted, which is especially helpful as more customers look to shop online during this time.

Walmart encourages customers to follow the advice of the medical community regarding social distancing and safety. In addition, Walmart will continue to enforce the steps it’s taken in recent weeks to promote health, safety and consistency for associates and customers.

Walmart reminds customers to take extra care during this period and watch out for coronavirus-related scams and phishing schemes tied to economic impact payments. For more information and tips to avoid these and other scams, visit walmart.com/fraud.