SARASOTA, Fla. - Officers with Sarasota police are not calling you for money.

Instead, scammers are "spoofing" the department's main number - 941-366-8000 - and posing as officers.

"The Sarasota Police Department will never call and request payment or ask for your banking information over the phone," the agency said in a statement.

Those who receive such a call should call the department's non-emergency line at 941-316-1199 to report and verify the call.