The IRS warns that IRS phone scams are surging, with caller IDs being altered to read, ‘IRS’ or ‘Taxpayer Advocate Services’.

Victims are told they owe taxes and must pay through a wire transfer, gift card or prepaid debit card, which is ridiculous when you think about it. The scammers are threatening arrest, foreclosure or deportation. Seniors and low-incomers are especially targeted. Please be aware. If you get one of these calls, just hang up.