Incidents of IRS scams are becoming more and more frequent. Despite the IRS advising the public of the proper channels of communication it uses to convey information to taxpayers, many people are still being defrauded by scammers. These videos provide examples of taxpayers who paid and lost money to criminals who successfully convinced the victims that they were IRS representatives. The fraudsters use aggressive tactics that include threats of imprisonment for non-compliance of demands.
Here are two articles from MSN.com describing the scams: