AMERICANS have been warned about falling for cruel scams after a hoax claimed families would be sent a stimulus check worth up to $2,500 today.
It read: “And it passed for 15 minutes ago. WE GET ANOTHER STIMULUS CHECK FOR $2500 at July 30, 2021. We did it!!! The article below tells u what you need to do to receive it quickly and how to track it. I already filled out my form.”
The hoax included a link that led through to an image of an ape holding up its middle finger.
Fact-checkers at US Today confirmed the post was a scam but some Americans were left furious when they realized that had been tricked.
One blasted: “You li m f you got me (sic).”
Another said: “It is f***ing fake.”