Auburn Police are warning residents that scammers are attempting to get money from innocent people by using the department's phone number.
In a Facebook post, the department says the scammers are claiming to be with Auburn Police and demanding money from the victims to cover non-existent warrants.
"We want to make it very clear," wrote the department on Facebook. "APD WILL NEVER CALL YOU AND ASK FOR MONEY OR TELL YOU HAVE WARRANTS."
The scammers are able to make these calls appear like they are coming from the department's phone number, (530) 823-4237.
Officials urge people to not give any information or money to the scammers.
If you have received a phone call like this, report it to the Federal Trade Commission here.
If you have lost money to these scammers, contact APD at (530) 823-4237.
If you ever receive a call that you are unsure is actually from Auburn Police, call dispatch and ask.
"If it is legitimate, you can call them back," the department explained. "If it is a scam they will not want you to call them back and will try to pressure you to give them the information they want."