A warning Wednesday for residents in Central Mississippi from the FBI.
The agency is notifying the public about a telephone scam that claims the person is eligible for a $5,000 to $10,000 grant from the Grants Department of the federal government.
It supposedly can be used for home or residential purposes.
A claim code containing two letters and three numbers is provided, along with a telephone number beginning with "202," which is a Washington, D.C. area code.
The scammer asks the person to provide credit card or banking information in order to pay a processing fee for the grant.
They also give the person the option of sending funds through Western Union.
Contact local law enforcement or the FBI if you are contacted.
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