February 15, 2017 at 2:07 pm #1438
We are receiving many comments about the IRS phone scam on check-caller.net
Thank you for reporting about those calls to help to warn others!
The callers claim to be from the IRS and pretend to know much about their victims and are telling them, they owe money to the IRS. Those criminals use aggressive and threatening words and say, the money has to be paid promptly.
Beware of the IRS Phone Scam and read more about it on the IRS official web page.
Remember that the IRS will not call you without mailing you a bill first, if you owe any taxes! You can call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the caller is really an IRS employee and if he has a legitimate need to contact you.
Received phone calles can be reported:
Federal Trade Commission: Use the FTC Complaint Assistant and add “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.
TIGTA: Call 800-366-4484 or use their IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting
Feel free to share your experiences here in our forum!February 15, 2017 at 2:12 pm #1439
This is one of the comments we received:
This number 305-501-2101 is a phoney IRS! It is a scam and they will threaten you with an arrest warrant, to take your property, freeze your accounts, etc. stating you owe money to the IRS but again This Is A Scam!!! It is not the IRS it is what seems like 2 people claiming to be officers of some sort, but they are just con artist.
I received a voicemail saying it was the IRS something about an arrest warrant etc., so I decided to call back and check it out. Within 2 rings the called to them was answered with IRS which alarmed me because I ve called the IRS before, never got straight in with no prompts. *fast forward* they threaten me with a search warrant which again alarmed me being as though they were asking my information on where I live and such which I did not give because the real IRS would have that info. *fast forward* he explained this legal action being taken against me and why and he ask not to be disrupted because of a recorded line blah blah. So he starts telling me that the last 5 years I have misfiled my taxes and owed money to the IRS and that is why I have an arrest warrant and that officers will be to my house in 1 hour if I don t pay them off. STOP! How could I Misfile something I didn t file at all? I ask him that and told him I have not worked in years to file taxes, then he hung up.
I tried to call back and a woman answered the phone saying IRS I told her the call got disconnected and asked to be transferred back to “officer conner” she said sorry he went to a meeting and you can t talk to him and then hung up, how can he be in a meeting when I was just talking to him less than a minute ago? so I called again and it was this “Officer Justin Conner” I said that was a fast meeting (with a laugh) and he hung up quickly.
Moral of the story? These guys are scam artist and trying to get money from you, Do not give them money and do not give you info IT IS A SCAM!!!February 20, 2017 at 4:38 pm #1446
I received a voicemail today from a woman with a heavy Indian accent who says she is from the IRS and a warrant has been issued for my arrest.
I called back and and a guy with slight Indian accent immediately asks who is calling. I asked when the IRS opened an office in India and why the phone call originated from an IP address in India. They immediately hung up.March 7, 2017 at 1:22 pm #1521
9045143432: Claimed to be from the IRS. Asking for over 5k but since I have no money they would take $100 to stop a warrant for my arrest. I said give me three hours. She got nervous. I hung up
->If you’re not sure if it’s a scam, ask them questions they don’t expect. For example, you can apply for a respite.March 10, 2017 at 8:51 am #1542
The IRS scanners are very aggressive this year – the worst I ve ever seen.
Just got threatened with imminent arrest via a robo-call from the same number for the third time in a little over two months.
If you re receiving calls from (305) 517-5808, get the word out so that no one falls for this scam!March 13, 2017 at 1:07 pm #1568
That’s true. Check-caller.net is receiving many votings and comments about the IRS phone scam.
Recently this comment was written about the phone number 3472861951:
“Its a fake call. Pretending to be John Smith from IRS. There is a case against me and if they don t hear from my attorney they will proceed with asset seizure. They wished me Good luck if I ignore this message. BEWARE!!!“
Feel free to share other experiences here in our forum and read more about that current practice.April 5, 2017 at 6:57 am #1666
The person who called told me they were from the IRS and telling me that I had to pay taxes because of my disability I received a disability check because I am been disabled since I was 2 1/2 years old How is this possible
How does this person find my number?
I want my number blocked from all numbers that can you find me without my permission!April 13, 2017 at 8:26 am #1702June 12, 2017 at 6:53 am #1906
Current BBB warning in extracts:
„The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has changed the way it deals with overdue taxes, and that means third party collection agencies may now call you on the phone. …
According to the IRS, people with overdue taxes will always receive multiple contacts, including letters and phone calls, from the IRS first. The IRS will also always notify taxpayers before sending their accounts to a private collection agency. …
If you get a call first and had no idea you owed taxes, be cautious. …. If the caller yells, curses, or threatens to have you arrested, it is not a legitimate collector. Just hang up. …
If the caller asks you to pay them directly, and especially if they ask for an unusual form of payment such as wire transfer or gift cards, it’s a scam. Just hang up! …
For more information and updates, you can visit: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/private-debt-collectionJuly 24, 2017 at 8:26 am #1957
The old scam is back with a new twist!
Almost everybody has already heard of the IRS Scam. Now the Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers to beware of a new scam linked to the EFTPS.
EFTPS® is a system for paying federal taxes electronically using the Internet, or by phone and is offered free by the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Fraudsters call people across the country demanding an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card. Those scammers tell victims about certified letters which returned as undeliverable. People are threatened with arrest if they pay not through a prepaid debit card immediately.
Please, remember that EFTPS does not require the purchase of a prepaid debit card!
There are several options to pay your real tax bill.
Check the official IRS website for more information.
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