The Dunkirk Police Department is advising residents regarding a phone call scam involving National Grid. The resident reported receiving a call from someone representing themselves as a National Grid collections agent. The resident was advised that they owed money to National Grid and they needed to purchase a gift card for at least the amount owed. The resident was then instructed to contact the collections agent back at 1-800-206-9981 or 1-800-705-6202. The collections agent would then use the information from the card to withdraw the owed amount over the phone from the card. National Grid was contacted and it was confirmed they do not collect owed amounts with this procedure. If anyone receives this call ignore it and hang up.