ELGIN, Ill. (CBS) — Police in Elgin warned the public Friday that their non-emergency number has been spoofed by scammers.

The scammers have set it up so the recipient’s caller ID shows the Elgin police non-emergency number, (847) 289-2700 – even though that is not really who is calling, police said,.

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The callers tell the recipients that warrants are being issued for their arrest, and they need to pay to settle the issue.

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Elgin police emphasized that they are not the ones making the calls.

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“Please hang up and do NOT send money/gift cards or whatever is being requested,” Elgin police said in a Facebook post.