Maine police are warning residents across the state to be on the lookout for an ongoing scam.

The Saco Police Department posted this warning on Facebook on Tuesday night, describing a scam in which callers are posing as police officers or members of police support organizations collecting money. They are reportedly asking for money to support police budgets.

Always a good thing to keep in mind: Police or any other government acency will never call you directly to solicit money for their budget or programs. Any official charities or support organizations will be able to be easily verified with a simple phone call to the department directly... so never give out money to someone calling directly.