Sep 16, 2016

IRS Scam

I got a call this afternoon claiming to be the IRS with a final notice to pay my outstanding taxes from 2009-2014.
They had enough information to worry me so I called my tax guy first to get his input. Ted wasn't in the office so I went ahead and called them back.
They told me that I had received 2 letters in the mail that I had ignored and that they were going to go after my house, car, bank accounts.
I talked him into re-sending the letters. And at some point one of them told me they had sent the letters via registered mail. Which has to be signed for!!!
Then I got thinking. For all the faults our government has I don't believe that they call from noisy call centers using a number from NY and arguing that it's the citizens fault that they didn't receive the letters.
So I called back and spoke with a different person with the intent of getting more info from them. I gotta say, these scammers are good. They know how to intimidate a person and if they don't like the way the conversation is going they hang up on you.
So I called back again. I figure if I'm tying them up they cant harrass another person. Anyway I called back 5 times. Each time speaking with a different "employee". I even asked for a supervisor. It was hard to not laugh. The final straw for laughing was when he told me his name was "Peter Parker" I know, I know... But I asked him anyway, "You mean like Spider Man?"
Thinking about it now it may have been the same person I was talking with several times and the background noise could have been taped or on TV.
But each time I pressed for more info they changed some detail. As of now whoever this is has blocked my number and all I get is a busy signal.
I'm tempted to call from my cell phone but at the same time don't want them to have that number.
Here is the phone # they called from, in case you want to help harass them...
Too bad Daniel wasn't home he would have done a better job of "trolling".

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