The Vandalia Police Department took report recently of possible phone scams.
Some callers are claiming to represent the I.R.S. and are telling residents that they owe money.
Some other calls have been made to residents telling them they had won money either as part a competition or an inheritance and they needed to send dollars to collect their winnings.
One local resident had scammers reportedly change their own number through the telephone service provider, call their neighbors to reach them, and even order food to be delivered to their home as a way of making contact.
The Vandalia Police Department would like to remind citizens to use caution when giving out personal information over the phone.