Online scam, Nationwide.
I used Turbotax and filed for my return. One of the options was to get a netspend card.
They said I would get my card in the mail
I never received such a card.
I also got an alert saying my balance was transferred to the card - of significantly less than what my tax return was.
Finally I called the company. Someone with an accent answered, I immediately became suspicious. I asked where the call was taking place, and the woman refused to answer. She would only say "HQ is in Austin, Texas". After 10 minutes of insisting where she was from, she hung on me.
I called back immediately, the next rep had no problem telling me she was from the Philippines. However, when I promptly asked to speak to a supervisor, she refused. She wanted to know my card number, and I didn't have one. She then hung up on me.
Again, I called back, and I got a third representative. I should note that the women's voices sounded exactly the same, I suspected each time I spoke to the sane person. I asked, and she denied this. I asked to speak to a supervisor, and they said that a supervisor is not available. Then they asked for my social security number.
That was when I became aware that someone outside the US had my social security number and could probably steal my identity from this.
I refused to give my number. They kept telling me there is no supervisor and hanging up on me, or transferring me and having me continuously on hold. They said there is no one in the United States to talk to. I continued these calls to the next day. One representative tried to tell me he was in the US, in Texas. I said "you are lying to me, I can her your accent". Then he said, "ok I will transfer you to someone in the US". He then hung up on me.