Sausalito police report phone scammers are using the police department's number

Sausalito police said Thursday that its phone number is being used in an attempted phone scam.

The scammers claim they are law enforcement officers and IRS agents, police said.

They use aggressive tactics and threaten some form of judicial punishment if the person they called does not comply with their requests.

The threats include issuing an arrest warrant against the caller and coming to the caller's home to arrest then immediately, police said.

Residents should be suspicious of a caller using the (415) 289-4170 police number.

Police said they will not ask for any form of payment over the phone.

Callers who receive a suspicious call from the Police Department's number should hang up and call police to make sure they are speaking to a Police Department employee.