Stand up for the facts!

Misinformation isn't going away just because it's a new year. Support trusted, factual information with a tax deductible contribution to PolitiFact.

More Info

I would like to contribute

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

Don’t fall for this hoax about monthly stimulus checks

If Your Time is short

  • 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.) 

Featured Fact-check

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!

 

Our Sources

Browse the Truth-O-Meter

More by Ciara O'Rourke

Don’t fall for this hoax about monthly stimulus checks

Support independent fact-checking.
Become a member!

In a world of wild talk and fake news, help us stand up for the facts.

Sign me up