Next time you get a call from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service, hang up.

At least 15,000 people have been tricked into shelling out more than 300,000,000 million dollars to these scammers.

Callers are posing as tax and immigration agents...threatening arrest, deportation or other punishment unless money is sent.

The Good news? Some of these scammers have been caught and are being arrested.

And just to remind you, the U.S. government never calls and demands immediate payments like this.

If you get one of these calls, do not pay and report it to authorities.