It's still happening. Scam artists are tricking people into thinking they're the Internal Revenue Service - and they'll pay dearly if they don't pay what they owe to the IRS right away.

Even more than that, IRS spokesperson Luis Garcia tells WBCK the scammers are innovating. Not only are they using the phone to reach potential victims, they're using computers - and email - and their work is pretty convincing.

Hear how they're doing it - and the advice to avoid it by clicking the player below.

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on WBCK. Starting March 15, join us every Tuesday at 7:54 a.m. through April 12 for tax tips from the IRS.