Many of us are getting e-mails that are pretty tempting. They say you're due to get stimulus money from the government.
It's all a scam. The Federal Trade Commission sent out a warning Wednesday.
Libby Rawdon receives about a dozen emails a day with false promises. "We have $625 waiting for you; it’s a stimulus check," Rawdon reads from one of her emails.
“They're using Obama's picture and making people believe it's legit," said Rawdon.
When she clicks on a link in one of the emails, it takes her to a website she’s never seen before. “They ask you questions and then they ask you to buy magazines. Again, your credit card comes into play."
Rawdon also says she's been flooded with other emails saying you can get free grants, which will boost the economy. It's another scam that's been out there for a few years.
While Rawdon knows the emails are just a fraud, she wants to remind others to be aware since she was scammed once before.
Bottom line is that the government won't contact you via email and they won't ask for your credit card. Be suspicious of any free money offered to you.