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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke July 16, 2020

Don’t fall for this hoax about monthly stimulus checks

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  • This is a hoax. 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is not giving essential workers $1,000 and, sorry, you can’t sign up to cash in on $2,000 from the federal government every month. 

A message being shared on Facebook claims otherwise, but as anyone who has been duped by it can tell you: it’s a hoax. 

"You must apply to get your second stimulus check! I’ve already filed for mine and will be receiving $2,000 a month for the rest of the year!!!" the post says. "Everybody’s will be different so click the link & sign up."

The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.) 

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Because if you click on the link it leads to an image of a gorilla with its middle finger extended. (This is the same gorilla from the FEMA hoax.) 

Many Americans received a check for $1,200 as part of a stimulus package aimed at helping people and an economy hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. A bill authorizing a second round of stimulus payments passed the U.S. House in May, but the legislation has not cleared the Senate. 

We rate this Facebook post Pants on Fire!


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