Authorities have a warning for East Texans about phone scams.
One scam now being reported in the area involves a caller saying they are with an out of the country lottery. They tell people to receive the winnings they have to pay a small fee.
Another scam, involves a caller telling people they can get a government grant, but to get it they need to provide credit card and account information. Both of these are scams.
If you receive a suspicious call, here are some simple tips to follow: