Spring Garden Township police are encouraging everyone to beware of a scam in which a caller claims to be a family member who had been involved in a crash abroad.

Police were alerted to the scam after a resident received a call from someone claiming to be a grandson who stated he was involved in a crash in Mexico. The caller asked the resident to wire money to a location in Mexico City, police said.

The resident later found out the grandson was not in Mexico. Police did not say if the resident fell victim to the scam.

Anyone who receives a similar call should verify information before sending money. Police should also be contacted, police said.