Published: Mar 20, 2014 10:53 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 21, 2014 10:36 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, FL--It's your money and the IRS is warning about the biggest scam it's ever seen.

The agency says crooks are calling you, claiming you owe a lot of money to the government.

Dorris Glascoe says she received a voice mail from someone at the IRS, saying there were errors in her 2008 taxes.
Her daughter, Victoria, called the number back and the man on the line told her "She was owed more and there were penalties, late fees and interest that needed to be paid," said Victoria.

That added up to a little more than $1,900.

The caller told the two the IRS sent them multiple letters in the mail, but they never received any.
Victoria hung up and called the IRS.

"the IRS told us that their taxes were in perfect order, no problems," said Victoria.

The IRS inspector general says thousands of victims have fallen for scams like these, losing more than a million dollars.
 
Beth Schell with the Lee County Sheriff's office says if someone is calling you, saying they are from the IRS and wanting money, chances are, it's not true.

"You wont get an email or a phone call, they are going to send you a letter first form then," said Schell.