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How do you activate an AccountNow card?

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Activate your AccountNow card on the AccountNow.com card activation portal by inputting your card number into the first text box, typing your three-digit security code into the following text box, and then clicking Submit, according to the company's website. The security code is on the back of the card.

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Users access the account activation Web page by clicking on Activate Card from any Web page on AccountNow.com, notes the company. Individuals input all 16 digits embossed on the front of the card. The security code is next to the signature block. Upon activation, customers have the benefits of using one of three different types of prepaid cards.

Services provided by AccountNow cards include direct deposit, online bill pay, cash reloading and online shopping, says the company website. Customers can withdraw cash from a network of ATMs, add money to the card at more than 135,000 retail locations and send money to another person's account. Some services have a fee and others do not.

AccountNow prepaid cards are issued by The Bancorp Bank or MetaBank, according to the official website. The financial institutions require a person's name, address, date of birth, Social Security number and other identifying information in order to open an account. AccountNow may also view copies of a driver's license and other documents to ascertain your identity, per U.S. law.

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