Tax scammers have been working overtime, according to the IRS.

They just issued a warning about a surge in phone scams from IRS impersonators, including one where scammers demand payments for taxes owed on gift cards.

The IRS will typically never ask for payment over the phone to begin with unless they ve already sent you a bill and they ll certainly never threaten to have you arrested.

These are a few red flags you should keep in mind year-round, but in a statement, the IRS details some specific scams that have been making the rounds recently.

They point out that they ve seen an increase in robocalls that urge people to call back, then a live person demands payment.

In the latest trend, IRS impersonators are demanding payments on iTunes and other gift cards.

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