Remember, you are required by law to switch to an electronic payment option by March 1, 2013.
Time is running out – make the switch today
Keep your money safe
Direct deposit is safer than paper checks. In fact, you are 125 times more likely to have a problem with a paper check than with an electronic payment. Even though direct deposit is safer, it’s important that you take steps to keep your money safe. The Treasury Department urges you to follow these three tips:
- Be careful of anyone who calls, texts or emails you asking for personal information.
- Do not give out your Social Security number or account information to anyone unless you are the one who has contacted them.
- Watch your checking or savings account often to make sure that all account activity is yours.