Police say be careful who you let into your home -- especially with a new possible scam going on in Topeka.
A woman contacted 13 News and told us about the scam. A black woman, in her late 30s/early 40s, came up to her door at 3:00 am. She said she was related to someone down the street -- and she asked to come in.
When the woman said no, the scammer asked for $12 so she could get to Lawrence because her brother got a DUI, and she needed to pick up his kids.
The woman inside continued to refuse, and the woman outside finally left. The homeowner said the woman kept asking to get inside.
The next day her suspicions were found correct -- the person was related to no one on that street. The homeowner was more shocked to learn her son-in-law had a similar experience with a woman that met the same description about a mile away.
Police say if someone comes to your door and tries to talk their way inside, call 9-1-1.
Click the video to see reaction from the potential victim.