An IRS telephone scam has surfaced. Be alert and remember the IRS never calls taxpayers – they communicate by regular mail. The scammers are calling people and threatening them with fines and arrest. Never give out Social Security numbers or any bank information over the phone even if caller is using IRS ID numbers and official sounding titles. If you receive a call from the IRS – hang up and report the call to crime stoppers – 1-800-244-8477. All calls are kept anonymous.