Police are trying to spread the word about a scam in Fayetteville.
Detectives have received several reports from people who say they've been informed by someone claiming to work for the government that they've been awarded a federal grant.
But to receive the grant, they must first wire money to someone outside the country.
Police warn residents to be careful of such a scam and to remember that con artists often change their tactics.
"Remember, if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is too good to be true," a police spokesman said Monday.