Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents have taken a new tactic the last few weeks.
The latest variation has the scam artists calling taxpayers to say they have their tax return and just need to verify a few details to process the return.
The IRS does NOT make these type of calls.
TIGTA announced they have received reports of roughly 896,000 phone scam contacts since October 2013.
Just this year the IRS has seen a 400 per cent increase in phishing schemes