The Mechanicsburg Police Department has been receiving phone calls from residents in regards to a common scam that has been occurring. Residents are reporting receiving phone calls from someone that is purporting to be their relative, namely grandchildren. The caller is telling the individual something to the effect of them having been arrested or having been in a crash. Most of the calls are indicating that the family member is travelling outside of the United States. The caller then asks for the family member to send money via Western Union to assist them. The Police Department is advising residents to make sure they research that their family member is in any type of danger by verifying information with another family member or trusted person prior to offering any type of assistance. Anyone that has received these types of phone calls is asked to report this to the Mechanicsburg Police Department, especially in cases where money was actually sent at (717) 691-3300.