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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Some consumers may still be looking for their economic impact payments (EIP) in the mail. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants consumers to be aware of two situations that may affect how, or even if, they receive the money.
Some consumers may receive their payment in the form of a debit card.
If you haven’t gotten your payment yet, you’re probably expecting a check. While some people may receive checks, most of the remaining EIPs will be sent out on prepaid debit cards. No, this isn’t a scam! Here’s what to know:
Consumers in nursing homes or assisted living facilities are having their payments wrongfully taken.
Reports of nursing homes and assisted living facilities taking residents’ economic impact payments recently surfaced from across the country. Upon receiving the checks, the facilities claim the money issued to residents on Medicaid must be used to pay for services they use. Not true. Here are the facts:
If you are looking for more COVID-19 related resources, visit our website and click “COVID-19 Resources” in top navigation bar. Consumers who believe they are the victim of a COVID-19 related scam are encouraged to seek guidance from SCDCA’s Identity Theft Unit. Call (844) TELL DCA (835-5322) or fill out a Scam Report form by visiting our website and clicking on the How Do I… button, then Report a Scam.
The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs aims to protect consumers from inequities in the marketplace through advocacy, complaint mediation, enforcement and education. To file a complaint or get information on consumer issues, visit www.consumer.sc.gov or call toll-free, 1 (800) 922-1594.