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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.) 

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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