$1,200 Stimulus Check Text Messages Are A Scam

Many individuals have recently reported receiving texts with fraudulent messages telling them that they need to click on a link in order to accept their stimulus check payment. If you receive one of these, please don’t on the link, the text is a scam trying to cheat you out of money.

Since March, when the coronavirus pandemic started ravaging the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission has received more than 5,000 complaints from individuals who received fraudulent text messages, according to News10NBC. These unsolicited messages have defrauded Americans out of more than $2 million. This is only a sliver of overall coronavirus related scams. As reported by Forbes earlier this year, the Better Business reported that fraudsters were calling individuals about special coronavirus grants

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University of Illinois’ football team will now have a black fist and social justice messages on helmets

The University of Illinois’ football team has changed their helmets to include messages of social justice and a black fist, the school announced on Thursday. The change comes as many college and professional teams have used their platforms to make statements about social justice and racial equality. 

The Fighting Illini will debut the new gear during the season opener against Wisconsin on Friday. During the season opener, the team will trade their traditional orange helmet with a blue “I” for a helmet with a black “I.” For all games, the players will wear helmets with a small rear decal of a black fist and their choice of phrase: “Black Lives Matter,” “I Fight Against Racism,” “Together,” “Equality” or “United.” 

The uniform changes came after the team’s leadership council compiled a list of different ways to express support for social change, the school said. Over the summer, the team said it

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