TOLEDO (WTOL) - It's the season for giving, and like many Americans, Amber Gillis could use some extra cash.
"I could spend it on a lot of stuff right now," Gillis said.
So imagine how surprised she was when she received a check for just about $5,000.
"I opened it up and I saw the check and I was happy at first," she admitted, until she read the letter and found out what she was supposed to do: cash the check, spend some of the money in retail outlets and send $1,800 by Western Union and $2,200 by MoneyGram.
Gillis figured out the offer was a scam. But during these tough economic times, even the smartest people fall for it.