Ardmore Police have issued a warning concerning a suspected telephone scam being conducted in the area.

"We have received information of a possible phone solicitation scam in which the scam artist contacts potential victims by phone saying they are the recipient of a government grant," said Sgt. Ryan Hunnicutt, APD Public Information Office.

The caller then attempts to obtain personal information about the victim including:

•  Social security number

•  Bank information, including the name of the bank and account numbers

"We wish to remind people, especially at this time of year, not to give out information such as, social security numbers, banking information, and other types of personal information over the phone," Hunnicutt said. "In addition, unless you have applied for a government grant, it is not possible for you to have received one."