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Fraud Alert: Watch Out for COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Posted 1 week ago

  Scams tend to increase in times of crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been no different. Now, scammers are targeting vulnerable populations with scams related to the COVID-19 vaccine. Consumers are reporting a variety of vaccine-related scams, mostly around scheduling and paying for the vaccine. Remember: It’s important to remain aware and vigilant and […]

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Government Stimulus Payment FAQs Round 3

Posted 2 months ago

Note: Netspend is not a tax advisor or CPA. The knowledge in this post is general information and should not replace the advice of a tax professional. For more information, please reach out to a tax professional in your area.   A third round of stimulus checks is included in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. […]

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Where is my second stimulus payment?

Posted 4 months ago

The IRS started sending out the second round of stimulus payments at the end of December, but some are still waiting to receive theirs. Here’s what you need to know: Where’s my stimulus payment? You can use the Get My Payment tool on the IRS website to see if your payment has been sent and […]

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Government Stimulus Payment FAQs Round 2

Posted 4 months ago

Congress has finally reached an agreement on sending out a second round of government stimulus checks. The $900 billion stimulus deal was signed by President Trump on the evening of Sunday, December 27. Continue reading to learn how much you will receive, when it might arrive, and how you will get it.   When are […]

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Netspend is Austin FC’s Official Jersey Sleeve Partner

Posted 5 months ago

We are proud to announce a new partnership between Netspend and Austin FC, the 27th club in Major League Soccer. As the trusted partner to many of the world’s most recognized brands, Netspend connects people, brands and payment products to deliver innovative financial solutions for everyone. We are headquartered in Austin, so we’re very excited […]

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How to Shop Black Friday Deals and Save

Posted 6 months ago

Black Friday 2020 is just around the corner, and many of us are gearing up to take full advantage of the savings. This year, holiday shopping is likely to look a bit different due to COVID-19. Meaning, fewer people lining up for midnight doorbuster deals on Thanksgiving night, and more people opting to take advantage […]

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Community Connect Spreads Kindness Virtually in 2020

Posted 7 months ago

While social distancing keeps us apart, Netspend’s customers and communities have never been closer to our hearts. With the end of 2020 approaching and as we continue adjusting to a “new normal” that feels anything but, Netspend has taken stock of the impacts COVID-19 has had on our customers and communities. The global pandemic has […]

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Congratulations to our Tax Time Sweepstakes Winners!

Posted 9 months ago

Our Tax Time Sweepstakes has ended and here’s the list of our winners: Grand Prize Winner Ryan L. – Vancouver, WA Second Prize Winners Jesse R. – Hilliard, FL Dana M. – Osgood, IN Sharon D. – Brandon, MS Third Prize Winners Angela G. – Springfield, MO Jamie B. – Kinston, NC Analyn C. – […]

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Government Stimulus Check FAQs

Posted 1 year ago

The Treasury Department and IRS have announced more information around the distribution of the government stimulus package/checks, or, as they’re calling it, economic impact payments (EIP). For the most up-to-date information go here. Here is some helpful information from that website: When are stimulus checks anticipated to go out? On March 30, the IRS said […]

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How Netspend Can Help During Social Distancing

Posted 1 year ago

We understand these are tough times as we adjust to staying home more and social distancing from each other. It can be even tougher for those without bank accounts, but Netspend can help. Netspend prepaid cards, specifically, offer: No credit check1 because this is not a credit card No-cost2 direct deposit FDIC-insured funds by the […]

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IRS Scams: Dirty Dozen of Tax Return Fraud for 2020

Posted 1 year ago

Each year, the IRS releases the Dirty Dozen – a list of the largest tax scams they saw for that year’s taxes. The IRS scams list reads like a playbook from the past, with phishing, identity theft, and fake charities making the top 12. These common scams are increasing in complexity, so they require a […]

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Pro Tip: How to Pay with Your Digital Wallet

Posted 1 year ago

Going digital has certainly changed the way we listen to music and watch TV, so it should come as no surprise that it’s changed the way we pay for things too. Now you can make purchases using what’s called your digital wallet. And don’t worry, if you’re not really sure what a digital wallet is […]

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Netspend’s Annual One-Day Community Connect Event Gifts Over $30,000 to Unsuspecting Austin Residents

Posted 1 year ago

With the holiday season upon us, most U.S. consumers are creating gift lists and hitting the store aisles. However, this time of year proves more financially challenging than cheerful for a significant portion of the population. Despite economic growth and the availability of online financial services, nearly 27% of U.S. households remain unbanked or underbanked, […]

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Popular Scams of 2019 & How to Avoid Them

Posted 2 years ago

Phishing, Nigerian letter fraud, and ransomware are scamming tactics that have been used for years, but they’re capturing new victims through an ever-increasing degree of sophistication. This year, phishing – an attempt to get your sensitive information through seemingly trustworthy electronic communications – accounted for 90% of all data breaches, having grown by 65% in […]

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Insights from the Netspend Income Volatility Report

Posted 2 years ago

The prevalence of income volatility may surprise most Americans. But, with the gig economy expanding and self-employment rates increasing, a larger, more diverse group of people are experiencing frequent changes in income. May 29, 2019 — More Americans are grappling with unpredictable incomes. What’s more, they’re doing so without additional support from employers or the […]