It's unfortunate that there are people out there who take advantage of others and their hard work. You see a lot of older people especially getting scammed.
Be careful these next 30 days.
How it works is, scammers will use spoofing technology to make it look like someone from the IRS is calling you, demanding you make an immediate payment.
Remember though, the IRS will never call you or email you, and they will never demand a cash payment, wire transfer, or payment in gift cards. That last one might seem obvious, but often the targets of these scams are people who really don't know.