SARTELL -- The Sartell Police Department is warning you of a new phone scam circulating the area. Several residents have reported getting a phone call from someone claiming they are with the IRS.

The scammer says the person owes money and then threatens them that an arrest warrant will be issued if they fail to pay. Police say that this is not the process that the IRS follows to collect owed taxes.

Do not give out any type of financial or personal information to the caller. If you or someone you know is a victim of a possible phone scam you're asked to report it to your local police department.