The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam where people are calling and claiming to represent the IRS and are demanding payment from potential victims. Scammers are calling people and are telling them that they owe delinquent taxes which must be paid immediately by credit or debit card. If the victim refuses or starts to ask questions, the caller will threaten them with arrest or property seizure. Any communication with the IRS will always start with a letter and never a phone call. Anyone who receives a call of this nature should report it immediately to local law enforcement.