A phone scam offering a grant to homeowners is making its way through the county.

According to Rogers County Undersheriff Barry Lamb, several Rogers County residents have received phone calls regarding a “home improvement grant.” Callers are informing homeowners that they have been “pre-selected” to receive the grant, which would make the recipient for free home repairs or improvements.

Some in-depth questions are then asked by the caller, and a request is made for an upfront processing fee of $250. Residents are told the fee is to “push the grant through,” according to Lamb.

Officials are reminding people not to give out personal information over the phone, such as bank account, credit card or social security numbers. In addition, residents should be wary of unsolicited telephone calls that says you have been pre-selected for anything.

Information concerning consumer protection can be found online from the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov. Complaints regarding scams can be filed through the Web site.