Lansdale Police said a man from the 800 block of West Second Street was a recent victim of a phone scam.
Police said the victim was contacted by a person claiming to represent "National Government Grant" and affiliated with "Federal Bank."
The victim was told that he was eligible to receive an $8,000 grant for college if he wired them $142, police said.
The man wired the money and never received any further correspondence, police said.
The victim reported the scam to police on July 26 at 6 p.m.
Lansdale Police encourage residents to be cautious and suspicious of phone calls where an individual requests wiring of money in exchange for something else.