If you are currently a Direct Express Card holder, you are probably wondering about customer support and how that works. Among the government issued prepaid cards, we think Direct Express Customer Service is NOT very good. The automated system is confusing and often leads to a dead end. Also, we have received reports of long hold times, with some customers being asked to call the following morning after having been on hold for 20 or more minutes. Also, getting a live person is a challenge, but we have figured out an easy way for you to get a live person to answer your Direct Express Card questions. See below for instructions.
Direct Express Customer Service Live Person
Here is how to talk to a live person. First, dial the customer support toll free number at 888-741-1115. For Hearing impaired: 1-866-569-0447. For International: 1-765-778-6290 – (Collect). Then when you get through, Choose option 3 immediately when it picks up and then you will get a human to talk to. Be aware that hold times can be long, with some customers reporting a 30 minute or more wait time before they are able to talk to a live person.
It is important to note that Direct Express is NOT the same as Cash Direct Express, which is different company running a payday loan service that is not affiliated with the government issued Direct Express Card. Some consumers that have had a bad experience with Cash Direct Express are calling the government issued card service to complain or are complaining online about Direct Express when they are actually venting about Cash Direct Express.