On Tuesday, October 8, the Macon Police Department was notified of a potential phone scam received by a local citizen. It was reported a citizen of Macon received a phone call at her residence on Monday, October 7, from a male stating he was her "eldest grandson". The caller stated he was in Portugal and had been in a car wreck and needed money. The caller told the citizen he needed $2,000, but asked her not to tell anyone else about it because he was embarrassed. The caller then asked the citizen to "wire him the money" through K-Mart or Buy-Rite Drugs. The citizen later confirmed with family this story was untrue and did not attempt to send any money. Chief Olinger would like to remind everyone how easy a scam can happen, such as in this instance where the caller attempted to play on the citizen's emotions by making them think they had a family member in need. Chief Olinger asks the community to be aware of potential scam phone calls, always keep your personal identifying information private and never give out bank account numbers when receiving unsolicited or suspicious phone calls. Persons receiving suspicious phone calls are welcome to report the incident to local law enforcement.