Tis’ the season for scammers posing as the IRS. Law enforcement is warning the public of a new scam under the IRS umbrella that is using text messages to demand that the recipient pay owed money. Some texts have also claimed that a criminal lawsuit is being opened against the recipient and provides a phone number to call for more information. The IRS will not send text messages, make phone calls, or send emails demanding payment. Law enforcement is recommending that anyone concerned by a text or message received to contact the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040.