GROVE CITY -- An IRS scam is affecting residents of central Minnesota.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office has received several calls Monday reporting the scam.

Sheriff Brian Cruze says the scam involves a caller claiming to be a representative of the IRS and demanding payment for past-due taxes.

Authorities are reminding the public the IRS does not operate like this, and you should not give out bank information over the phone to these callers.

If you think the call is legitimate, you're encouraged to hang up and call the IRS directly.