Several people have questioned the validity of the debit card they have received in lieu of a check for the Economic Impact Payment (aka COVID19 stimulus payment).
The government IS sending out prepaid debit cards in addition to checks. Unfortunately, they are sent in a plain envelope with no indication that they are from the government -- don't throw it away thinking it is junk mail! There is detailed information on the AARP website (www.aarp.org).
Here is a picture of the debit card. The letter it's attached to should be from the Money Network Cardholder Services and will have a Department of the Treasury seal in the upper right corner. Please follow the letter's activation instructions.