Phone grant scam in Panama City

PANAMA CITY, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - The Bay County Sheriff's Office wants to warn residents of a phone scam making its way around. The scam says that the recipient has received a grant from the government in exchange for iTunes or prepaid debit cards.

Paul Vecker from the Bay County Sheriff's Office says that the scam is mainly targeting women.

The scam goes on to say that the recipient of the "grant" will receive a separate phone number to call to receive their money after they have given the caller the transaction numbers for the iTunes or prepaid debit cards.