MIDLAND, Texas – We’ve heard the repeated warnings about IRS scams by phone, and there always seems to be a new twist.

The Midland Police Department is exposing yet another scam as an officer pretends to be a frightened tax-paying citizen.

On a phone call that was recorded to Facebook, a scammer tells the police officer the sheriff’s office is looking for him and will arrest him if he doesn’t pay the $8,000 he owes to the IRS.

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The scammer tells him to not mail a check but instead go to the Apple Store and send him an Apple Card worth the amount. An obvious scam, but what's scary is many people are scared enough to fall for these tricks.

As a reminder, the IRS will never call or email you with important information or warnings. Tell a friend!