Fake feds get people to pay

Have you ever gotten one of these calls? Someone says they’re with a government agency or the sheriff’s office and threatens that you’ll be sued or arrested if you don’t pay a supposed debt.

But really, the people contacting you are imposters looking to scare you into sending them money.

Today the FTC announced a case against a group of third-party debt collectors for allegedly deceptive and abusive business practices. According to the FTC, Federal Check Processing and its related companies would accuse people of check fraud or other criminal behavior and threaten lawsuits, prison, and bank account seizure if people didn’t pay their supposed debts. Instead of telling people they were debt collectors, the companies would emphasize words like "federal" and "U.S." in their company name, the FTC says, or even claim they were federal or state officers. What’s more, the companies allegedly failed to give people information they’re legally entitled to, or to investigate the legitimacy of debts, even when they were told the consumers didn’t owe them.

If you get a call like this, you might be unsure of what to do. Here are some things you can be sure of:

  • Federal government agencies don’t ask people to send money for unpaid loans. If you still feel unsure, look up the official number of the agency the caller is pretending to represent so you can get the real story.
  • There’s no legitimate reason for someone to ask you to wire money or load a rechargeable money card as a way to pay back a debt.
  • Even if a debt is real, you have rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If the debt is legitimate — but you think the collector may not be — contact your creditor about the calls. Share the information you have about the suspicious calls and find out who, if anyone, the creditor has authorized to collect the debt.
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Woh scamers all over what world are we living in.i am so glad i join this site

I have been receiving a call from an India man calling himself Gary Parker and that I owe money from a payday loan this guy has been calling me for over 2 years and has left me along about a year as of today he has called me repeatedly 330-614-7144 and called my job about 10 days this a.m. I asked what is the name of agency he was calling from and he would not identify himself [flag] so he said he will call me all day and night so I register my number again and gave this info crossing my fingers

omg! somebody called me a few days ago and left a message on my voice mail and telling me that I have a lawsuit because of tax fraud...He sounds indian but his name is american kevin parker...and gave me his phone # that I have to contact him or else I will get arrested...His phone # is 2025069509..I tried to contact him but he doesn't answer...Suspicious, for if he is really working for a govt...there's no greeting from answering machine for IRS...That's weird...

The samething just happened to me today. he Call from a #2022418661.....Saying i was being sued for tax fraud from 2010-2014 which is crazy because i was 17 at the time given the dates i was supposedly doing tax fraud and the bad part it i was given the call at work. Im not sure how it works because its a irs in Washington (i guess) but the man was a middle east voiced guy and so was his "Officer Webster"

Thank goodness for the internet! I just received two phone calls from numbers just like yours. I called immediately this morning. I was getting worried when I checked the noticed that they claimed would be sent out and they were valid. Now I couldn't understand why I hadn't received anything. Something like this occurred to my sister as well. This world is full of scam artist!!! What a relief to hear this was a scam.
Thank you all for your post, they have all been very careful.

same thing happened to me, a couple of messages were left and today i grabbed the phone, it was the same scam - indian man with american name, i owed money to the irs for errors in my tax return from a couple of years ago.

thing is, he didn't ask me for money. he simply said treasury officers were coming to arrest me in 45 minutes. so if it's a scam - fine. but if they're not asking for the money in all instances - why are they doing it? is it for some crank call comedy show that we have yet to see? very strange.

Exact same thing happened to me today. Messages stating Errors in my prior tax return and if I didn't pay today warrant would be issued for my arrest and they would be at my home to arrest me within 40 min of ending phone call. American name but eastern indian man.

I just received a call from an 818 627-0156 area code . I played along for a few seconds I suspected foul play I told I would call him back he gave me a phone number and a name and extension. I resorted to my local police. They were kind enough to call so I could ease my nerves. Eventthough we know it's a scam , it still bothersome to know they are getting away with these scams. I was threatened with an arrest as well. My local police called to no avail. The call picked up then hung up. I still feel uneasy about this. Just the thought they have my number and other info.scares me. Something has to be done.
I wish the authorities would be able to trace these numbers and catch these idiots.

Same as Mari, we received a message on our home phone one Nov. 18, 2014 from 818-627-0156 from a male of foreign background claiming to be John Synder from the Dept. of Legal Affairs. We do not answer our home phone unless we recognize the number. He left a message and said it was regarding, what we could understand, a enclosement action. We needed to get our attorney to call back and if he did not we could be looking at a legal mess. My wife called back but no one answered. We did not fall into this trap so I hope no one else does. I, like Mari, wish the authorities could stop these people. Maybe if the big government would focus on US citizens being attacked by people like this instead of how to keep their jobs, these people would be stopped. Who knows, these people may actually work for them.

Like Mari, my son received a call from 818-627-0156. We spoke with William who passed us off to John Marshal. "John" said he was from the Dept. of Legal Affairs, U.S. Treasury. He said my son owed $1295.00 from his 2009 taxes. Made a threat of an arrest warrant issued in the next 24 hours if we didn't pay.

I got the same call from a similar # 202-241-8234. I laughed, called them back as the voice mail sounded like an east indian man and he sounded like he was in a boiler room. Of course, no one has called me back. I've got something for them the next time when/if they contact me again!

Just got three messages from an Indian named "Steve Martin" (a wild and crazy guy) from the US Treasury. What a joke!

I have received 5 calls since 8:30 this morning from an Indian guy claiming to be from the treasury department, also named Steve Martin 863-318-7078. We have been audited before...they don't call. You get a letter in the mail. Very non-descript process. Gee Whiz!

Same Indian guy Steve Martin 863-318-7078 left 5 messages on our VM yesterday he stated he was with the US Treasury Dept yada yada yada...Here in the US there is a law called misuse of a telephone. I think he should be arrested!

i too received a phone message from a guy named Austin black or black I couldn't understand him he too sounded like he was from india and said I needed to return his call immediately because of court proceedings against me. he claimed to be with the "dept. of legal affairs" and his phone number is 909 562 1778 which is a California area code. he ended his call with "God bless" what a dirt bag. My elderly mother received two calls from a guy claiming to be an attorney from California about her grandson being in jail and they needed money to get him out. she has no grandchildren in California and that phone number registered out of niagra falls and when I called back and played dumb and asked questions the guy got mad at me and put me on hold which disconnected me, he probably thought he was being traced. please tell your friends especially elderly friends to be aware of these predators because they have no morals at all and will take their money with no remorse.

I just received a call from "Austin Black" from the "Department of US Treasury" regarding a financial mess and that my attorney would need to contact him immediately. He too ended his call with "god bless". He called from 925-953-8820 which is a California area code and he has an indian accent that was hard to understand.. these people are unreal!!!!

Received two calls within 10 minutes from Steve Martin (w/ a very heavy Indian accent). First time they left a vm message-second time I answered to get the same recording as what was on voicemail. Left a callback # of 754-999-5434 which is a Florida#. I called them back several times just to get busy signals Finally I got thru to someone who asked me my name-which I would not give. I said who are you calling, He didn't know who he was calling, all he knew was that they were taking me to federal court (for something!) and/or I would be arrested. I said ok & hung up!

Same voice mail as the rest,but Adam Walker (209)565-6371, same guy, east indian. What Im concerned about is they had my name that I go by but not my legal name. They had my home number that I do not use and is listed under my partners name. How are they getting these numbers. Trying to figure out where I used my abreviated name and land line number. I think the only place may have been facebook. I feel sorry for the older generation that don't have internet so they can check on scams so as not to fall prey to these miscreatants. But I guess if you do not put any information on online you probably wont be scammed.

Steve called me twice today from 678 743-6759. Claimed to be from the US Treasury and threatened legal action. Really heavy accent.

I received a call for my daughter who doesn't live here anymore and is married (they used her maiden name). James Howard said that they were beginning enforcement actions and she would be in a "legal mess" if she didn't call back or have her attorney call. They are issuing an arrest warrant for tax evasion and tax avoidance. When I asked him a couple of questions, he got angry and started yelling. I told him this was a scam and hung up on him.

I received a call from Steve Martin and his supervisor last night and today telling me there was a miscalculation with my taxes and I was being charged with tax evasion by the US Dept of Treasury and agents were enroute to arrest me unless I paid 3500 via Stater Brothers US Tresury vouchers. I was scared. Thank you all for posting your terrible experiences. He said, "If I didn't pay the money I was going to be arrested and serve an automatic sentence of two years
He told me to stay where I was so the agent could come and arrest me. Merry Christmas huh.

I am very embarrassed to say that I received a message today from the Federal Bureau of Investigations stating that there was a complaint made against me. I wasn't thinking clearly because I have been unemployed the last 4 months. I called back just to be sure that I wasn't blowing off anything and he was very convincing. Labeling off all of the charges of tax evasion stating that I was being made an example of in my state and stating the amount I owed and that the cops were going to be at my place in a little amount of time to drop off the affidavit and arrest me. Again I feel so embarrassed but I fell for it, I was crying when he asked me questions if I had ever been convicted of a felony or filed for Bankruptcy, but if I could pay the amount off they would be able to "overlook" the problem. Still right now with being unemployed and the state of mind I was in I asked for 24 hours, he said he would give me 30 minutes. I immediately called my brother and he assured me it was a scam. I feel so stupid really and hope that whoever this is that they are caught, booked and put away for a long, long time. They caught me in a vulnerable position that is for sure and luckily I had back up to help me thru this. I feel for those who do not. The #'s above are similar, all starting with 202 and the guy I talked with was Officer Daniel. What a BUT!
Called the cops and was informed that this is being worked on, but from the looks of this, it looks like it has been going on for a while. Everyone out there watch out, don't be me and hang up right away.

Same thing happened to me today...John Washington was the name, he sounded indian also. # was 2132836752. said tax fraud in 2009 and they repeatedly tried to send letters, obviously they didn't. bad scam, but be careful!

Received call from someone calling themselves John Darcy, 323 786 0487, about a legal complain and to call back. This is now the second scam call received in the past 3 month. There has to be something we can do to shutdown this scammers.

Ben

I've been contacted today (10/01/14) by that exact number! (323) 786-0487 he has an accent but he stated his name was David Johnson. Saying its a legal action charge against me and that he recommends i contact him with my attorney present. First call ever like this. So glad I googled, "legal affairs David Johnson". Thank you guys for posting y'alls story, it really helped me. I'm going to contact the credit bureaus right now.

He's still doing it. I can't remember what name he used, just that he had a middle eastern accent. Got a message last week saying I'm getting sued for tax fraud and he was a lawyer and if I didn't call him back I was responsible for the WHOLE amount all by myself. He called back and I told him that he had the wrong number...he just hung up and I haven't heard back from him. I had already figured he was up to no good but I'm glad I found all this online.

I am also very tired of getting these phone calls. They don't seem to stop. We usually just let the answering machine pick up. What is really irritating is that I received one this morning at 5:26 am so I picked it up thinking it was important. Really?! I do wish these phone calls would stop.

Yup, "David Johnson" called me too. I hung up on him when he started to bluster.

Omg! I received numerous calls from someone that calls himself Ray Harris from a company name R H group 844-797-8699 about legal complaint even went as far as giving me a case number this is disturbing he has called me my mother that frightened her to death over the phone call she thought I was in trouble and my job that I told my supervisor just say I don't work here so they can stop it's been really wrong what these people are doing. This can't be legal?

Just got a call from 2028108171 on my voice mail from Ed Ward William calling from Department of Affairs. I suspected the call wasn't legit because of the deep accent that i had to listen a few times to understand the message. My curiosity brought me here. Thanks for posting everyone. I still call the number back and see what they say. The operator said "Thank you for calling the Law office of Steve Anderson. Batch number 3031989. What is your last four digits of your social security number so we can pull up your account?" I refused to give them the number and asked him what is his real name, where is he calling from, and confronted him to quit scamming people. He responded "My name is Osama Bin Laden. I'm from Pakistan. I love scamming people."
Be careful everyone!

I was left a message today. John Darcy from legal affairs wants a return call. Same 323-786-0487 phone number, same spiel, but the recording was of such poor quality it was hard to understand. The red flag for me was that he said "from dept. of legal affairs". If he was legit he would have specified which/whose legal affairs dept. he represented. So I didn't go into panic mode; I googled it! And here I am. Isn't the internet great! Now if I could just get the guy that says he's from Microsoft to stop calling to tell me my computer is running too slow…

I never answer my home phone because of politicians and telemarketers and now scammers. I listened to my voice mail and a VERY hard to understand foreign man said he was John Davis from the Dept of Legal Affairs... blah blah blah". Just as everyone else is posting here. The caller ID was 323-669-9090 but the # he left for me to return call was 323-786-8560. Thanks for posting, I was a teeny tiny bit concerned too. Not any more.

I received a phone call from the following number:
415-234-9569, and frankly couldn't understand the recording that was played - something about Taxes and I had to call back and I shouldn't ignore the call. Anyway, I didn't get the call back number, to I attempted to return the call to the call-from number...that didn't work! Was told on the recording not to ignore the call. Guess what? I'm going to ignore it!

I've been getting calls all week. A gentleman with a Indian accent who said he was, "Philip Smith with the department of legal affairs calling about the grand jury." And,'Steve Martin' also left a message but it was the same guy. I called back and he identified himself as a member of the US Treasury Department - complete with ID number. He was a bit snippy with me and said he will see me in court when I said I don't believe him. Then he hung up on me. Caller IDs: 585-542-5186, 559-853-1507.

omg! just got that call from Indian Steve Martin using the number 941 244 6216 he left a message saying that i was ignoring a federal Magistrate order if i did not call back.....so glad for this site..not calling back..why isnt the government doing something about this! why not abscam them!

Thanks for posting this. Got the same call today from guy using same name.appreciated you posting it.

Glad FTC rep told me to check this out. Made me feel better. Also heavy Indian accent. Mine was Roy Burnett for Dept. of Legal Affairs. 831-250-8070. Would not read notice supposedly sent to my address. Said get a criminal attorney.

I got the same call 3 times in one hour! It has to be fake!

I just got 2 messages from Steve Martin at (559)800-7175. When I called back, it was answered by "Mark Evans" with the US Treasury Dept. Even gave me his federal id #11537. Would not speak to me about anything without me giving my phone number, told me they'd proceed with legal proceedings in magistrate court, and hung up on me.

Got 2 messages from private name/ private number..stating that I was having a lawsuit filed against me...wanted me to call them at (559)800-7183. I called...a man with heavy middle east accent answers Hello...I state I am returning his call..He says hold on..comes back with are you Sharon...I say yes...He begans to tell me that I have a lawsuit pending with the IRS due to money I owe them...I say ..I don't know what you are talking about..if I owed them money I am sure they would have mailed me a letter...he says they don't use the mail in this instance..they sent someone to my door with the papers but I was not at home...He asks for the name of my lawyer...I say..I don't have a lawyer and have no idea what you are talking about...but WHATEVER...he appears to get mad at my response..and says fine..you'll be receiving your papers from the court..I said ...OK ...and hang up on him...LOSER!!

I received that same call ph number close to the one you mentioned, 323-786-0493, thick Indian accent, claiming I've ignored "several letters and form cp503 Notice". When I laughed he told me the police had been notified and would be coming to get me within the "next two hours".. Scammers are Unbelievable.

Received a message today from John Baker, 909-666-8731, with a heavy accent from Department of Legal Affairs, stating same message "a legal action has been started against me and to call back with attorney." Thanks to all who posted.

I got the same call today from John Baker and same phone and same script! Wow. Yes thanks to all that have posted.

Got the same call tonight from John Baker from Dept of Legal Affairs with the 'ya better get retain an attorney when you call back...delaying will be result in a legal mess, and God Bless." I, too, thank folks for posting.

I just received a call from a Gary Mott (heavy Indian accent) stating the SAME THING! "A legal action has been started against me" I reported it. The number was 913-937-7714

Received a call from John Baker today, 925-478-6221, very heavy accent stating he was from Department of Legal Affairs. Said legal action was being taken by the US Treasury and call back with attorney, Thank you all who have posted.

I also got a call from 925-478-6221 Department of legal affairs at US treasury. Giving me a final verbal notice hoping I call him back before. Delayed in calling will end up in a legal mess for me. This is totally a fraud. So don't call back and let your family and friends know of these scams. Take care.

I just received a call from a man named Ryan or Brian Maxwell (sounded like from India) and he said he was with the department of legal affairs 909 237-9697

I got a call from a woman who said her name is Diana Forster from the drpt of legal affairs withthe US treasury dept that there was a legal case against me. She said that they mailed me a legal notice 3 times and since I had not replied they sre calling me. I never received anything. She had an Indian accent. Told me to call the officer assigned to my case at 408-543-9125. I called the # and went to voicemail of a man with an Indian accent. Five minutes later the woman cas again adking if I had called that # yet. I yelled at her asking who is this and she hung up.

I have a call from a John Durphy from the same number telling me the same information.

I received a phone call from a John Darcy #408-372-3072 stating that the Treasury Department of Legal Affairs had sent me a letter warning me about legal action that will be taken against me. This is untrue I have a locked mailbox & received no letter. He then threatened that I never got back to them and they will take legal action against me.

Me too but his name was Steve Martin!!!
He told me the exact same thing and threatened prison!!!

Just got a call from a person with a very foreign accent #2022418234 saying he was from the Department of Revenue. I couldn't understand his name. He said he needed my attorney's name to discuss my legal proceedings. I told him I didn't have any proceedings and he said he would transfer me to his supervisor. I then spoke to another heavily accented man. I asked him to confirm my address, which he did, and I said then go ahead and mail me any information you have. (I knew something like this would never take place via phone call). He said he would have a Sheriff hand deliver it and arrest me. Good grief. Even though I knew it was a scam from the moment I answered, it is still unsettling. BTW, for the "Microsoft" people, I have found the perfect answer. Tell them you don't have a computer and they get very quiet and then hang up. So funny!

SCAM ---- Since I saw the name John Darcy in your post, I wanted to reply that he left a message for my wife at 408 372-3072. That was just this morning -- 12/5/14. Happy to see these are being reported. He mentioned a legs complaint against my wife, too. But he did ask for an attorney to call him back. I called back from my cell phone only to find out he wasn't there.

I am glad too! I have received two calls from what sounds like the same Indian man . The man was demanding that I call him back claiming that he was Officer Paul Brown. He said that he had pending information using my identity and information and that if I didn't respond he will take legal matters. The first call came from a different area code than the other call and has been disconnected. I tried calling the other number and what a coincidence that the mailbox is full.
The numbers were 202-241-9142 and 646-503-1422.

wow i had a call just a few min ago from la saying they were calling me from dept of treasurey that i had a tax case pending he sounded like indian i think, i told him off hand hung up after i told him that i was going to call dept of treasury he said he's not from there that if i wanted to get more info on this matter he tell me & told him off then hung up LOL how can i get taxed when i'm not workin for 2 or 3 years lmao

I got the same call the last today's saying I got tax fraud an I have not worked in 9 yrs.

I received a call from this number 951-898-8434

I got a call today, same thing it looks like but it was a "David Parker" and the number he left was 818-813-8495.

Yeah, I got called by "David Parker" as well, they said my last name, but got my first name wrong. It was a 267 Area code. I looked it up and the area code is in Philidalphia

Steve Martin called me today, wants me to call him back at 707-674-5847

Nelson Martin called me today at wants me to call him back at 415-926-4075

Some guy left message named Ron Jackson from Dept. of Treasury wants us to call him back at 818-945-8310

i got a call from a Jack Lewis at 818-945-4211, very heavy Indian accent, couldn't understand, said its very important i call back or have my attorney do so and have a blessed day and god bless, i don't think they are allowed to say those kind of things, since state and church are suppose to be separate. Did anyone call these people back or at that number?

I received a phone call from the same number today 415-926-4075 except the name was Ronald Taylor. It comes up as a San Franciso number. He said I needed to call this number back he wouldn't tell me why. He knew my name and my address. He called my husband's company line. I couldn't get a straight answer out of him other than to have my lawyer call back this number. I hung up on him. Creepy.

He called me too and asked for me to call back at 209-992-5739. I called back and no answer. I don't have any debt at all so I know it's bogus. He also never said who the message was intended for which let's me know he doesn't have any info and is just phishing. He called again I picked up but he didn't say anything so I hung up...

Steve Martin called me today from 213 289 5034. Seriously, who falls for these calls?

Me too.

"Steve Martin" left me a voice mail. 7/11 accent, 760-298-7641.

Steve Martin called me too ("Department of Legal Affairs") but the number is 213-289-5032.

Steve martin called me 4 times yesterday. Number was 213 289-5034

Steve Martin called me on 9/19/14 and left a messeage about a Judge or Magistate with the US Treasury and grand jury on a federal criminal ofense and that I need to call him back at206-497-1628 so they can help me. He noted this was the second attempt to contact me.

Steve Martin from US Treasury. 949-873-8412. Said I would have to go before Magistrate Judge if did not respond to his phone call. I dialed the number & he answered "US Treasury." I hung up.

Stop laughing at me and just give me money. Stop laughing. OK I'm sending the police to arrest you and your wife!

Yep -= Steve martin is bored again so he's making phone calls. Got 2 messages in a 12 minute timeframe using a California Number same thing as people have stated - and then got another with a Florida phone number about an hour later. Then, got 2 more message from teh same Florida number. First message- it was funny, their recorded message kept replaying and replaying and replaying so I heard the same stupid guy 4 times (or more) before my answering machine cut him off. I'm contacting my local Attorney General and putting in a complaint. Some older folks (or younger naive person) may really get scared and fall for this. Pass the word to your friends so they know this is bogus.

Steve is bored again today. Called me on both my cell and home phone. He is calling from 509-723-0991. He claims to work with the Department of Legal Affairs with US Treasury - blah blah blah. I think it is funny his name is Steve Martin yet has a strong Indian accent.

I recieve a call from the same guy he could tell me nothing told me a warrent was issue for my arrest when I haven't recieve no loan.This his number pass it on and take all your info off the internet .He had a Cali number he was a indian man.Non talking and those who do that will be punish you can't mistreat or accused someone of wrongful doing may he get caught and let him feel where many people he calling like that.He a Scam 951-775-4347.He wanted me to send him 2489.46 really .He didn't know who he was dealing with pass his number along bring him to justice .Don't answer and don't respond report him to be flag.His time running out.Just so he know he has been reported .Have a Fantastic day .

Steve Martin called from Us Treasury. 509-723-0991.

Steve Martin called me today its amazing that the feds cannot help why do we pay taxes?

I received a call from Steve Martin Yesterday threatening about a felony and something about a grand jury..... bad quality call, from a 509 number asking me to cal a 213 number.

Steve Martin just called me too! Said I committed fraud and I was going to jail and a lawyer wouldn't help me cause he and the IRS has sent out letters of notice due to tax fraud!!! WOW!!! He called me from 415-735-7998. He apparently changes his numbers! Its December 2014.
I hope the cops get him.. I just wonder how he got all my name and number?!

I also received 2 calls this afternoon within 15 minutes from STEVE MARTIN about appearing before a judge or magistrate. I hung up.

Steve Martin called me twice in the last two days using words "federal magistrate" "US treasury" definitely Indian from number 760-666-1516

I receive serval calls from this number 855 number and a 408 area code stating they are investigations I thought it was legit but the more they talked the more I noticed it was bull..
They used the nave Steve
David turner
Mr.Hernandez and even had a lady play along .. I googled it and here I am.

WOW!!! Ihave been getting calls from him since 8am this morning, says his name is Steve Martin and is from the US Treasury Department and says I commited tax fraud in 2012.Also,said I would be arrested in 45 minutes, due to fraud WoW!!! this is outrageous!! And he just called back! This is December 6, 2014 Oklahoma City,someone needs to put a stop to this guy and his number he called me from is (415)735-7998!! I hope the cops get him for this!

Yup! Just got a call from "Officer David Parker" from US Treasury (with an Indian accent)from 805 314-1275. I knew right away it was BS and I told him so. Then he threatened to send the authorities right away if I hung up on him.. I told him I would love to see him try and then hung up... This also happened to my mother-in-law a few months back.

Wow. This has been happening to me for months. I even reported to the NYPD and nothing has ever happened. The newest number they've been using is 202 241 8434.

How lame is our govt? I'm told the NSA can snoop anything ... the Fed Govt is on top of the war on terror.

However, they can't even track down a bunch of fraudsters?

They called me today and spoke so fast I had to listen to the message twice. It sounded like they said Text fraud. I live in California. The callback number was 202 241 7398

These scammers have been hard at it with me for about the last year now, calling my home relentlessly -- up to seven times per day -- numerous days per month. / First, it starts with offers of cash for payday loans I have NOT applied for; THEN, it escalates to threatening calls from a man IDing himself as "David Parker" -- U.S. Treasury Officer David Parker from the "investigations division" -- who claims I owe back taxes from 2006 and I MUST PAY TODAY or he will "call the sheriff, have me arrested in front of my neighbors" and seize my bank account, freeze my SS disability payments -- and other assorted woes. Very scary. / When I ask for a phone # to call him back, he gives me one, but when I call it back, it's -- surprise -- disconnected!! // TODAY -- a recorded message -- supposedly from the IRS: 202-241-8440 -- which leads me to an unidentifiable voicemail (No IRS ID'ing info) with no name -- saying the "person who you're trying to reach is unavailable, pls leave a msg."/ I've reported ALL NUMBERS to the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY and BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU -- to no avail. / This has GOT to stop. It's causing undue stress in my life, always having to field these calls. And when I do answer, these men (always with a deep, Indian accent) are so MEAN and harassing!!!

Received call and answered yesterday, October 8, 2014, after receiving numerous calls from a Michigan number 810-000-2040 over the past 3 or 4 days. Answered yesterday as I figured it was a political call--there is a Governor to elect in Maryland. Some Indian guy, gave first name only (American name, I can't remember) and said he was from the "Fed. Dept. of Student Loans" and they have identified that we have an outstanding balance on Federal loans..., at which point I hung up. Over the past 3 or 4 months, I have had a number of these calls including the one where the "DEA is on their way to arrest me" because they intercepted a package that was addressed to me. These are extremely scary and people need to just hang up and not fall for these scare tactics.

Just got a call very similar to this today from 323-786-0493 very weird. Except it was Jack Lewis...

Got a call from 818-945-8343 claiming to be a legal matter from US treasury.

I got a text from them today. Recently he called my house. I have learned to ignore and give him grief. the phone # is 347-960-6502.Washington DC Crime bureau!

Just started to get the phone calls, today. He's using a new number, 323-375-8732.

I got the same call today. Roy something from dept of legal affairs, saying legal action has been taken against me. I should call him back at 323 375 8732.

I received a bogus scam call as well from Erica Peterson saying that the us treasury department has taken legal action on me and to call them back at 323-786-8560

Just got the call from Frank Lewis, supposedly from US Treasury. Number was 323-786-8560. I was sort of buying the story until he said "I really hope you call me back so this doesn't all become a big mess."

Same deal same number.

second time this person has called me, same scam script that others are posting here on this website. sounded like same man to me. Not sure of the name but sounds like Donald Smith. Same no. though that you have listed. Husband kept saying it's a scam. I decided to google it. And here I am. How do we report this no., person etc?? I really would like to know. Thank you all for sharing. Relieves my mind.

Received a call from 4 different people...one of the main guys name was MR. Joseph. said his credit place was in Georgia...The name of this company was called Green Fill Processing...the numbers are 18773739176 and the other is19122898805 this was his direct line...threanted to serve me..left me messages say to call and pay as soon as possible or I will get sued. Said I owed 1400 the first time...the second...they said I owed 1800 then the third I was 1600 from a laon place 4 years ago that I only owed 100 left... (which I called to confirm from there main corporation. What idiots. so tired of this crap...can someone please catch these people!!

A "tax collector" came to my fathers door and asked about me, I have not lived there in over 15 years. He did not offer ID or anything to confirm his identity. He did not have a car or any kind of transportation either. I called the tax office and they said I was fine and to call the police the next time something like this happens.

My son recently purchased a car from a local car dealer and he is moving to a new home. He contacted DirectTV to have a dish installed and now he is receiving calls supposedly from DirectTV asking for his social security number. He said he has been receiving all kinds of calls asking for his social security number ever since he purchased the car. Why would DirectTV or any other company related to the car purchase need his social security number? Is this a scam?

Absolutely not, the only company that would require his social security number after buying a car is the financial institution if he is financing the car. If he paid outright for it in cash or credit, then no company should be asking for his SSN and certainly not DirectTV. I would suggest making a trip to the police station to file a report and have it investigated.

Ok I posted too quickly, on DirecTV's website they DO mention that they require the SSN number to make sure they aren't getting a second account and to ensure they know exactly who they are talking to if they need to take legal action afterward if the account holder stops paying and doesn't return equipment. Sorry about that, but my suggestion is for him to call DirecTV and speak with someone about his account and see if they still need that information. He should never give his SSN to anyone claiming to be from a company if he is called. If they need that information, he should tell them that he'll call the company back at the number that is publicly posted on their website for the safety and security of his SSN number.

I have had phone calls twice in the last week saying I have committed tax fraud and owe $4000.00. They ask me to wire it now so I am not arrested.

I too received this type of scam calls. When I got the first one, I asked about specific details as to what type of tax and for which year I supposedly have not paid and he would fax the information. Instead of providing those details, he threw bunch of non-sense that I could be arrested by a sheriff, my bank accounts would be frozen, blah blah.. I asked him that where I should send a check. He asked me go to Walgreen and get a card.... I sensed the scam early on during the conversation. The only reason I continued conversation because I am accountant and found it humorous. But I can easily see that many people may be getting victimized. I approached US District Attorny's office but they indicated that they can't pursue these scammers because they have few resources.

I got almost identical call on 07/03/2014 from person calmed to have a batch, named himself as Christopher Paul and tailed me about a criminal case against me for miscalculated taxes for period over 4 years. He try to threw a bunch of non-sense accusations and also stated that I could be arrested by a sheriff, my bank accounts would be frozen- the same "BS". AT the end he mention that I have to make my choices in 30 seconds otherwise I will regret that: my first choice to go to courthouse and another one to settle it down. Over the phone--ha? That conversation was over and that obviously to me stammer was not to happy and said that did not like my behavior. Just in case I called to a friend, who works at Police Department and he confirmed that they had a similar cases. I also checked out with local IRS and Feds- NO report was there ever. Please be aware and do not give them any money.

All I have to say as online on time bill payer isSCREW THEM!

Today I was called by Michael, Michael and Green Associates. We have already paid $1200 to Barker, Healy & Associates. It was a scam and you all (Federal Trades Commission) have not helped me yet! Thanks a lot!

The FTC does not make up for your gullibility. Contact an attorney to sue for the fraud you claim.

Your bank should be able to track the routing number and account for where/ who cashed the check. That should give you a start as to what to do next, or contact police about it.

Thanks for the information on fraudulent people representing an FBI, CIA, Sheriff, & Police Officer. They are not into debt collection agencies, but people will try this trick unless we out smart them and ask for a badge number or phone number and office address & names. This can be stopped when these questions are asked.

yes i had this phone call they even call my job then they call me saying that i owe online advance loan of 1,896 and i had two cycles with this that i haven't pay nothing and that they suing me or wants me arrest i send them already 50.00 so next week they taking 100.00 because they miss two weeks of the 50.00.. they made me sign agreement of the payments.. i think been fool again..

Even though on my phone caller ID said Peter Bernacki, phone number 5129653277, this individual said he was from Microsoft Technology informing me how my computer had serious viruses and he wanted me to download a program called Ammyyl which would have given him access to my computer. I told him before downloading any program, I would need to call a few numbers to assure his identity for my own protection. He said that would be fine and hung up. I looked up Ammyyl where a message came up saying if anyone called your home saying they are from Microsoft, it was a definite scam. I of course did not return his call.

Today we were contacted two times via phone messages and threatened regarding a notice against us by the IRS. And that my wife would be arrested. The name of the person calling said " John Smith" calling from Washington DC. They left a phone number for us to call back. 1-202-803-4817
This is probably a Scam of some sort since we already filed our taxes and received a return. My wife is disturbed with this phone call. Please help!

You might be interested in this warning from the IRS. You can file a complaint about this with the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.

Had to ay the voice recorded 10 times to understand what the indian man said. Claiming to be an IRS agent threatening if I don't call back to 202-506-9142
Will put a complain tomorrow to get this scumbag off the streets

Hi officer Julie Smith from Internal Revenue Service and the hotline to my division is 202-506-9142. I repeat it's 202-506-9142. Don't disregard this message and do return the call before we take any action against you. Goodbye and take care.” This was a recorded message I got today. Harassment. Can't even leave a msg.

I received the same message and called back the number 415-506-1828. S. F. number, argued with a Indian man , couldn't even understand him, he kept hanging up on me. And then wouldn't answer his phone cause I wouldn't answer his questions. Kept getting put to voicemail. Funniest part it's a cell phone number..

I got a similar call yesterday leaving me a voicemail in a very thick Indian accent and when I called the number back at 202-506-9044 the man who answered said that he was with the Investigation Bureau of the IRS. I asked for his name and he was clearly cagey. I Asked why they called me and after he "looked up" my phone number he said he didn't find it, so I hung up. It was a clear scam.

we received three calls on march 7,2014 at 5:35 pm,at5:57pm then at 6:13pm from phone number 202-241-2787 regarding notice against us by IRS.And that we would be arrested.The name of the person calling said "Martin Blake" calling from Washington DC. Already reported to FBI office and rto local police department. AGAIN we recived another call on march 19,2014 from phone number 206-436-4774 at 5:16pm named mark Watson.also reported

also contacted by Paul Martin, @ 58563331814, telling me that he is with the IRS, and for me to contact him at once, to keep from being arrested. What a laugh, I am retired and owe IRS nothing. I ask him to stop his calls before he was arrested, his call came from Rochester, NY. I did White pages reverse number.

yeah, we got a call last month and then today from Brandon Hills of the Criminal Investigation branch of the IRS for my step-daughter who has an Indian name. I hear they are targeting immigrants who may be insecure about their status here and don't want to get in any trouble. They threaten. The IRS, as much as they have a bad rap, would not do this.

thanks for the alert; scammers are up here in Roc city. fun stuff. I guess area codes help a lot when tracking numbers from "D.C."

I received call today from IRS Phone 202-241-2787. They ask me to buy four money order $500 each or I will be arrested in 48 hrs. After I purchased money orders I need to call them back and Some one will stop by my house and will take care my problem with IRS . They also warn me that I should not discus about this with any one. I new that this was a scam and I start playing along, after 10 minutes I was able to negotiate from $2000 to $1800. I wander if any one actually get in this trap.

This Indian emailed me today with an arrest warrant.I called and he didn't even say Anderson and associates he just said hello.Then he said to go to cvs and get some government voucher..this guy is a creep and is calling me now from a 202 area code.

I am getting the same sort of calls with the guy saying i needed to get a green dot voucher card for an unpaid loan. I paid the requested and the nexct morning I got a call saying i owed another $1400 in court fees. I feel like an idiot but got scared and acted in the moment

I got an email today from a daniel anderson claiming i have charges against me for a loan from cashnet usa and he ask i calle his office the number is 202-201-1547

I received several calls from Justin Black who he said works for the Dept of Legal affairs 760 592 6191 regarding he stated that I was in some sort of legal problem and to retain a lawyer and then ended it with G-d bless.

I received 2 messages, left on my answering machine, from Andy Gibson, Dept of Legal Affairs, US Treasury, 213-375-0942 (Caller ID Los Angeles, Ca) regarding a legal action that had been started on me, I should have my retained attorney contact him or I would be in a "legal mess", ending with "have a bless-ed day". He had a heavy Indian accent. I called the number back, did not answer but got a recording "This is David William, Dept of Legal Affairs, ID 11738, I am busy, leave your name and phone number and I will call you back". I left a message, telling him that if the US Treasury was filing a legal action against me, they would contact me by mail, not by phone, and told him he was an "Idiot". This was on April 2, 2014. I filed a complaint with the FTC on April 5, 2014. I left another message, telling them they should get on the Internet, look up their names, and that they were on the Internet as Scammers and I told them again that they were "Idiots". The number 213-375-0942 was still in service, with the same message from David Williams as of April 5, 2014 at 1900 pst.

Yes I got the same call but from John and he could not give me the information I wanted.the number is from la 213 533 0434 and I told them they were fraudulent he told me I was not American and to ask my dad what country I was from. What a joke I come from a military family of over 200 years

I received the similar call from 323-786-0487

Received similar call today, for my husband, from 323-786-0487

I just received a similar call for my husband on my work # from Jordan Miller at the Dept. of Legal Affairs, 213-221-8472.

Got the call today from a "Ryan Maxwell" Dept of Legal Affairs. The number calling was 714-607-6431 and the number he left to call back was 415-742-6882.

Also got this one! But it sounded like "Ron Maxwell" Dept of Legal Affairs. Heavy Indian accent, number he wanted called back on had a (202) area code.

Same message from Jordan Miller from "Legal Affairs" 323-786-0714. Any would-be fake Fed worker with broken English telling you "God Bless" or to "have a blessed day" hasn't got a clue. Lock these morons up!

My husband received a voice mail on his cell today, July 1, 2014, from "Charles Hendricks" with a definite Indian accent, claiming that he was from Dept. of Legal Affairs and that there was an "issue" and that "enforcement action" was to be taken against him (husband) if he didn't have his "retain attorney call him (Charles) back. the number was 914-364-9546. Not sure what to make of this but to me its definitely a scam. My husband hasn't used the cell phone called in over a year and has only used it in recent weeks because it still has time on it. It's a TracFone too. My husband had to be reminded by me as to what his number was to retrieve the voice mail.

This was much help! I got a call about 40 minutes ago from a lady named Anne, did not have an Indian accent but definitely some type of accent, claiming she was from the Department of Legal Affairs & that my name had come up in a serious legal issue & that I should have my attorney call and if I don't call back I would be in serious "legal mess". I am only 17 & was very shocked being that I've never been in trouble with the law. Thus, I looked up "Department of Legal Affairs" & instantly saw a bunch of links that showed people claiming they got the same call & that it was a scam. I came across this page & this just so happened to be the last one I was going to read & when I saw the number I instantly knew it was definitely a scam! It's the same exact 914-364-9546 number. This post & website helped me so much!

I got a very similar call last week from a guy saying he was from the Dept. of Legal Affairs with the US Treasury threatening legal action, etc. Tried calling back 4x and keep getting a voicemail (still saying Dept of Legal Affairs), but that the mailbox is full and can't leave any more messages. The number was the same 914-364-9546

I had a person with a foreign voice call before 7:00 am and said they were the iRS and asked for my husband. I told them to go to hell and they might want to check their time zones more closely because the iRS would not call someone at 6:50 am and besides they don't call people anyway. I called the state attorney general's office and gave them the number.

They called a wrong person ME. I told them to pack up their bags as the FBI was on the way. They hung up the calls so quick like a hot cake.

I believe my immediate action coordinated with IRS, FBI lead them to get arrested. They spoke broken English. They need to be deported.

If you get a call from 229-513-1302....SAME SCAM!

Tax scammers are hitting my area in Michigan. My caller ID states a local municipality but the number is a D.C. number - 201-241-3957. I called my local police department to report the number and call. I asked why my caller ID names a local municipality and not Washington. He said these people use apps to aid in their duplicity.

been receiving calls saying I'm guaranteed a gov. grant for $21,750 but need to pay a retrieval fee of 10%. IS THIS A SCAM OR WHAT?

If you have to pay money to claim a “free” government grant, it isn’t really free. A real government agency won’t ask you to pay a processing fee for a grant that you have already been awarded — or to pay for a list of grant-making institutions. The names of agencies and foundations that award grants are available for free at any public library or on the Internet. The only official access point for all federal grant-making agencies is www.grants.gov.

Read Government Grant Scams for more.

I had a number of calls this week threatening me of jail if I did not pay the debt by wire transfer. He also asked to not disclose any thing to anyone before paying them and resolving the issue.

I received a call from this number. He introduced himself as Jim Walker from Federal Crime Investigation of Canada. He was saying that I owe Revenue Canada , State division X amount . He said , dept. issued three notices to you and now they are proceeding to court. The court cost will be Y amount. He wanted me to pay the amount right a way so that the dept. does not proceed against. He wanted my cell and wanted to guide me how to pay the amount. I asked him the dept. name so that I can go and pay there if I owe any amount to govt. He got frustrated when he found out that I know Canadian system .He started to speak foul language and threating to issue arrest warrant and deportation etc.

I am surprised that these kind of activities are carried out from the Toronto ph.no. It is pretty scary , if someone new to Canada does not have that knowledge , they will get money from him on cell phone.

I am being called by #213 533-2183. It is a very stern sounding Indian man that said I will be arrested for my 2009 taxes and owe over $3,000. Was very rude and said I would be arrested tonight or tomorrow morning. Don't owe a dime for 2009. Keep all my tax returns but he was really scarey

It has to be the same rude indian guy that told me that I will be arrested with in 30min put and put in jail for 6 moths.The only difference was that I owe $2045.00 and that he was getting my husband fire from his job.

Have been receiving calls from several numbers. Latest is Michael Shaw 817-400-4063 stating either I call it my attorney call because of time sensitive issue. Tells me nit to disregard call. Implied threat that something will happen if I don't respond. Then says god bless. I don't know why he is calling. Lately been receiving similar calls. For instance Charlie Wilson Alabama State Police called & told me police would be at my house in thirty minutes. How do you stop these calls?

Call from a supposed government official indicating that I had owed the government money and to not disregard the phone call. Call was from an Ignacio, CA phone number. I'll let them wait to call me back again (which won't happen)

Understand i am not a kid or fool

i am trying too put in a complaint- to the right agency,or persons that should know this.i see that im not the only one,that this has happened to.if i can get my hands on an a questionnare,i would like too send it into see if i can get help for myself. Eric Swain,--thank you.

You can file a complaint with the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.

WE just called the local District Attorney's Office, and she put us on three-way calling. We heard the DA ask the perpetrators a couple questions, and there was silence. The D.A. said: "I now have your Phone Number, and your current address; shall I call the police in your area now, or should I wait a few minutes, so you can decide?"

they cons using private off shore lines keep calling representing the IRS

IRS telephone scam - if you get a call that they (some faked IRS agent) have discovered tax deficiency in your income tax and to call them back at 415-251-6162 or there will be litigation; it's a big scam! They even provide a reference number! It's all hoax!

Yes,and here it is December 2014 and he called me ..says his name is Steve Martin from a 414-735-7998 . He's wrong!!!
Someone need to put a stop to him!!

"IRS Telephone Scam" - My father was contacted twice where the scammer actually left a message with a return phone number. The number is (321)352-6893 and his name is David Cooper. He sounds like he is Filipino. I spoke to him personally and asked for the address to his IRS field office and he refused. I asked to speak to his supervisor and he said he was unavailable. He did say he was in Florida and I did hear a lot of noise in the background as if he was calling from a busy call center. Maybe this information will help you catch these jackoffs and maybe the next time we watch our local news we can actually take joy in seeing a story about how you made some arrests instead of hearing about people getting taken for their hard earned money.

If you haven't yet, you can file a formal complaint with the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.

Got a call from (786) 235-9483 from a Jennifer Moore (fake name?) from Actufile saying she was calling for the sherrifs department, and i had to call 1-800-829-1831 to discuss a complaint summons. The call came from 1500 miles away. I was given NO information except the phone number and a case number.

Where can I make a formal complaint? I have had this happen before and it went on for 7 months, all from different numbers, and the people were rude and cussed at me alot...

They are fake, and the police department page on facebook is warning people about them, don't give out any personal information, and simply hang up; they are looking to scam you

Be aware of this phone # (202) 803-4825 they are imposing themselves as IRS investigation office

3/18/14, 12:15 pm
Just received a phone message at work from a man with a heavy Indian accent stating he was a legal representative and if I did not call him back to find out the fact, I would be arrested and lose my job.

I have been receiving calls from (202)751-2539.
says his name is David Garcia (Jamaican Accent) and works for the IRS and they have received a legal petition notice with my name and my SSN#, before it goes to the Federal Claim Courthouse. To contact him or i will be arrested if i don't comply. Now reading some of these posts i can see i'm not the only one involved in this mess..

If it walks like a duck and quakes like one to It’s not a pig..know what i mean

Also called from (978)443-2076

I got a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, and they said I owed money (I don't). They gave following phone number to call them: (202)751-2453. Can someone stop these callers?

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I just had a phone message from (202)-751-2536 from a 'Mark Jonhson' who left a message that it 'would be in my best interest to call them (he was saying he was calling from the Legal Department of the IRS. I returned this call & was spoken to by a 'John Wilson' who said he was an IRS Agent & that there had been a legal application regarding my name & SSN & that he needed the name of my lawyer or legal representative. He also stated that this call was being recorded and I was to remain quiet & listen to what he was saying.....I demanded up front to know exactly WHY I was being contacted, that I had not received any previous notice regarding any type of problem with my tax filings....I started to go off on him & told him I wanted to speak to his supervisor, he then informed me that according to their records, that in my filings I had maliciously intended to defraud the irs.....baloney!!!!! Again, I demanded to speak to his supervisor, this 'John Wilson' said my name (not my legal name that is on anything I have ever filed or purchased) and he spewed out that I lived in Memphis, Tennessee......WRONG, I have never ever lived in Tennesse....he said obviously they'd (suspisedly the irs) had made a mistake, so I said, that's not me and you are telling me you're looking for someone in Tennessee that is not me.....he confirmed again that it was not me and their mistake so I hung up. I just wanted to warn others about this scam......

Today I received a phone call from someone stating they were with the IRS the phone number was 415 251-6162. he stated that he needed my attorneys information to send legal documents. He stated I owed money to the IRS Little did he know I spoke to the IRS yesterday and they actually owe me money! I did a reverse look up on the phone number and it is a phone associated with majic.jack I dont think the Internal Revenue Service uses magic Jack

I got a call from 9047019868, stating I owe $6000 in taxes and was yelling at me. Please be aware.

My wife received a similar call yesterday and out of panic she called me while I was at work and it all sounded like a scam to me so I asked her to calm down and ask that jerk to show us a proof that he is a legit. He came up with all the random complaint IDs etc but the thing that caught my attention is that first he ask her to go to cvs or walgreens to wire the money and secondly he gave us a USPS tracking number of supposedly certified mails by IRS that were sent at our home address and the number was JRS 676. Now I know uSPS does not have 6 digit tracking number so that is the point I asked my wife to hang up the phone immediately. We called up IRS and filed a complaint.

A man with heavy indian accent called from this number left a VM, he claimed that he was Daniel Brown from IRS and want me to call back that number. In the VM He also threatened that I should not discard this message or could face serious legal allegations. thank GOD I found this very helpful message board talking about these scams!!

My family and I received calls back to back from an unknown number. I called the number that they left and they said I owed a payday loan for 2012. They gave the name of a company I did not recognize and they said they were going to be dropping papers at my house. The person who was suppose to drop off papers was Collie Austin. I asked her where she was located and she claimed she lived in my area and was hired to drop off these papers. I called the number of the person she said hired her is Jennifer Martinez of UCG. The phone number she gave is 855-553-6350 ext. 516. The scam is for $710.00

I got several calls from 202-751-2537. March 18, 2014 Mr. Hoffman called me and said he was from IRS and I ws audited for tax fraud. I asked him several question regarding this matter and he hung-up. Today, March 19, 2014, mr. Steve White called and said same thing. He was trying phish some information from me. I told him I would call him within an hour. But, he said we have to to attend the matter immediately. I told him I did not have time now, as I was doing some urgent work. Then he told me to call in an hour. I reported it IRS and FTC. I never received any letter from IRS regarding this matter and I knew this was a scam.

Got a call from Ed Robinson from the Federal Trade Commission with a very accented voice (India?). the telephone number to call back was 410-390-9007, and they even answered "Federal Trade Commission".The person who answered also had a very deep accent (India?). All she/he wanted was my name. I told them to get a job and quit scamming honest hard working people. Just google the telephone number I listed and you get other people complaining about the same thing!!! lol So annoying when they call your work and cant even pronounce your last name right.....

Please something about these scammers they took my money for a loan did not get nothing 646-396-7187 they are using a magic jack

Curious, as my name is not in too many places with my phone number - was your magic jack phone number with your name on Monster.com? Where else may you majic jack number be listed/posted with your name?

An Andy Watson claiming to be from FTC has e-mailed me about a refund of 199 pounds I spent on Malware in 2012 with an Indian Company. He claims you are refunding £9 billion ! I am suspicious !

I got 3 calls on my answering machine stating to call them back asap. It was an austraillian accent Ibelieve. I could not understsand all of it. But sounded like he said I will be arrested since I haven't called back. The number was 202/803-4825. Each time this man called he used a different name. Dan walters, mike jones. He even readvoff my address.

I received a call from a man claiming that he was with the Prince George County Maryland sheriff's dept and a warrant would be issued for my arrest for unpaid red light camera tickets unless I went to the local Rite Aid to put a $2,000 bond payment on a rechargeable card. This is a scam. He gave me a fake badge number and address. The police dept had no such officer and indicated it was a scam. He called from 301-395-7123.

I got a call from 202-241-2787, it was a Markus King with a very heavy indian [India] accent claiming to be a federal agent with badge ID #, saying he was from the Criminal Investigation Dept. in Washington DC, that their was a warrant for my arrest, even had a warrant ID #, claiming I has been issued this warrant because I had committed some kind of tax fraud from 2003-2013 with DHS and TAS and I needed to pay him a figure of $1800 dollars, to resolve this matter. During the conversation the amount of the figure changed to $1500. It had to be resolved today, there was no time to have documents sent or lawyers contacted. It was an urgent matter, according to him. If I decided to not cooperate, he was going to "push a button" & have me arrested within a 1/2 hour, I was instructed to wait for the police.
I kept him on the phone by asking alot of questions and he eventually he got tired of me, even indicated that I was impossible to work with & got frustrated that I was asking about all this information because I was the one that committed this "crime". I did notice that in the background of his call, I could hear other people talking some kind of foreign language I faintly heard some kind of cheering or commenting like they were watching some kind of sporting event. This was a very strange event, I was very annoyed and frustrated!

Be aware of fake collectors trying to scare you into paying debt from ace cash loans they use different business names and calling from a 678 831 3949.. Georgia number!! They sound African American and are very rude and if you let them know you know it's a scam they continue to call and harass!! One female is using name mrs. Mcmanson... Saying their taking me to court and I'm in violation of the FBI nrs codes!!

I've been getting calls from that same number for the last few days. I just let calls from unknown numbers go to voicemail. Strangely, the name they ask for is that of my ex-son-in-law's brother. I have no idea how they ever could have connected his name to my phone number.

Received one today saying I was charged with theft,and fraud and going to federal prison! Due to receiving money and not paying back a payday loan! They really got to me! Saying I have court in 5 to 7 days! How and why to these people do this?

I got 2 calls calls on my answering machine stating that they are Internal Revenue Service agents and that I must call them back or they would take legal action against me. They had Middle East or Indian / Pakistani accent. Their number was 202-506-9044. They were 1 male and 1 female. The male used the name "John Chamber", the female "Inkla Matthew". When I called them back, they said that they will charge me with defrauding the IRS if I don't pay them. I said I will contact my lawyer. "John Chamber" got angry and cursed me with profanities.

Received a call this morning from 850-810-5348 Milton, Florida. A man left a message saying his name is Officer Alex Morgan from the Tax Crime Division of the IRS. He spoke English with a very thick Indian accent and had a belligerent attitude, and said either my attorney or I had to call him back immediately or there would be dire consequences. Ended by saying if we don't call there was nothing he could do and wished me good luck. We got a similar call a month ago and this man with a very thick accent said he was from the IRS and from what I could understand I owed money and would be in a lot of trouble if I didn't pay up. I immediately said he was a scam and hung up. He called right back, my husband answered and he began arguing with my husband that money had to be paid. My husband also told him he was a scammer and hung up. These people have such audacity. It bothers me that all of our personal records are in a foreign country and anyone can get a hold of them and harass us.

I got a call yesterday leaving me a voicemail in a very thick Indian accent telling me they are from the IRS. He said I should call immediately or faced a serious legal allegations. The number came from 415-251-6162 so watch out as this a SCAM.

I received two telephone recorded messages and 3rd which I answered. the caller identified himself as police officer John with IRS. He informed me that that my paper work was sent to them from IRS to collect back taxes from me. I must pay or they will issue an order for my arrest and many threats if I do not pay at least the minimum. I have recoded the phone call. I also called the IRS and informed me that it is scam and I do not owe IRS any taxes. I also was advised informed call TIGTA, which I did by leaving message, but haven't heard from them.
I also informed my neighborhood officer at PVE, CA and friends. Let me know how to send u the voice recordings. I have on my computer, if u which
Dr.Ibrahim

I got a call from a Mike Wilson saying that he was from the federal grant department asking me to send him 213 for registration and he will deposit 9,600 dollars in my bank account,scam scam scam he had a thick Indian Accent come on with a name Mike Wilson really 619-798-6778 if the government is sending me money money why should I pay taxes on money that's being giving to me

I really don't believe that there's such web criminal people trying to scare people by telling them self that they.Somebody call me this morning and said MY name is officer Mike and I'm FBI officer and told me that I had not paid my taxes last year,then I said what taxes and he change his mind again and said you have paid less taxes last year so you're going to be arrested if you're not going to pay that money right now and I said OK waiting this is the number 2022390306

I'm a small business owner with no delinquent debts and no history of audits or other financial wrong-doing and I just got targeted by this one. They didn't get a rise out of me, I'm forwarding this information to you in the interest of letting you know that they are not just targeting people and businesses with bad debt problems. They are also targeting healthy businesses.

I do not answer calls shown on my caller ID as unknown name. My answering machine now has three calls from three individuals (although the voice on the first two sound the same). The persons claim to be "officers" from the IRS: Jason Miller, 585-283-8485, Thomas Brent, 716-210-8028, and Sebastian Hops, 202-754-8077. The first and third message were almost identical. They instructed me to call back as soon as I received the message and "If I don't hear back from you the only thing I can do is wish you good luck. This situation badly enfolds upon you." The second message claims I have ignored their attempts to contact me for over a month and a warrant would be issued.

Guy with foreign accent (maybe Jamaican or Nigerian) calls and leaves a telephone message with a deep voice (hard to understand), but said he was John Couver from the Center of Federal Bureau of Investigation, and had a certified check for me if interested in claiming my money to call him back at: 876-548-8254. The caller ID showed from Kingston JM on March 21, 2014. Also recently called on March 14, 2014 from 876-482-6204, caller ID: Kingston JM, and numerous times this month. He's probably the scammer, "fake Fed." posing as FBI who is trying to get people to pay, that FTC warned us about. He never quits trying to call and has left numerous messages to call him back. You can tell by the message he's a scammer.

For 3 or more years, a tv cable company has been ruining our credit because they say we owe them $300.00, for a bill that we don't owe. They are accusing of ordering the service, using it, and refusing to pay. AT that time, we never ever heard of the company and insist that we fill out 'fraud' papers, and when we do, they say they can't find them and suggest we do it all over again. This is time consuming, and hard to read/understand what they want. They've sent this to the credit bureau and will stay there until we pay the bill. what does a person do?

Hi, Marg,

If working with the company directly doesn't work, try disputing the bill with the credit reporting bureaus. We have tips and a sample letter that can help. Keep copies of any documents you've sent to the company, and include a copy in your letters to the credit bureaus. You also can file a complaint about the company with your local consumer protection agency and with the FTC.

Unfortunately for me my partner was convinced to pay for rent , council tax etc while I was illegally confined by the dark forces operating behind the scenes on my account. The threat of eviction with the active collusion of ( virtual Camden Council) with letters from ( bailliff-named EQUITA) still threatning to raid my current address (out of over 25) to remove goods to pay for Council Tax owing. In my abscence she was forced to PAN her jewelry to pay for phantom debt I owed. The criminal activities resulted in installing her in my business account as the principal . This means that my account will remain under their perpentual control. This saga is yet to be concluded.

i have had this number 800-628-1460 calling me for over a month (since i applied for a car loan) the first time the guy matt was very rude and bullying...wanted me to set up arrangements for payment for a payday loan in 2008 that i do not believe is mine, i agreed i would pay if debt was mine but i wanted something in writing and that i would not give bank information, he got very "strong" with me and when i asked for documentaion he said he wouldnt send me anything until we had set up payment! They JUST called my job asking about protocol for serving me????? and some docket number from the county..i looked up my info in the court system and nothing! wouldnt they just serve me...not call and ask permission? im not trying to not pay a debt IF its mine...i wanna see written documentation! i think this is a scam..

For over the past month we have been getting call from individuals claiming to be from the IRS. 1st caller was Jason Stuart 201-506-9166 claiming my husband owed money. I told him if this was true we would have received notice in the mail from the IRS - not a call. He hung up. Since, I've noticed numerous calls on our caller ID that we can't identify. Today, a Richard Johnson (Indian Accent) called me me.(this time it's me, not my husband) He said I owe the IRS money & charges are being filed against me as we speak. He told me I could be arrested. I asked his badge # & he told me IR 7648273. I told him if there was any truth to this I would have been notified by mail. I told him I would call the IRS directly to see what was going on. He hung up. His phone was 979-705-5132. Then about a 1/2 hr later same number calls but I didn't answer. This time it was Patrick Cooper (again Indian Accent)In his message he says this matter is time sensitive & if I don't return the his call he wishes me good luck after the situation unfolds. I reported these last 2 calls to the IRS & then saw I could also report here. I wish there was something that could be done to track down these individuals. These calls are very distrubing.

Have been repeatedly called by "Kevin Parker" of the "IRS" leaving messages saying there's a deficiency in my taxes over the last three years and I or my attorney of record needs to contact him right away before the allegations are acted upon. South Asian accent. Number 347.509.2538

Got another message right after from some guy saying there were allegations regarding some claim on an order and to call him back right away before action is taken. American accent. Number he gave was 855.258.6274

At least 4 other calls were hangups.

I received the same call today from a Mr. Davison #114 from the Crime investigation unit of the IRS in Washington DC. I owe the IRS 1200 dollars and I needed to pay in order to not face federal charges. he called from 202-241-2126. He said that he was placing a lien on my house and confiscation my accounts if I did not paid by debit today on a secured line. He also gave me a warrant #. Since, I have been through an audit with the IRS and the only correspondence I received was through the mail. I knew this was a scam. I entertained the calling for a while then when he said I have been trade over seas and homeland security was involved. I hung up and called IRS and have since filed a fraud claim on IRS.gov/tigta fraud and abuse to fail a claim. and called 1-800-366-4484 and left a message detailing the incident.These people are relentless he called me back from the same number threatening me. I called T-mobile and added a security service where I placed the number in a do not call list and they will never call me again from that number unless the change the number.

I just got this call this morning from 202-241-1818, said he was calling from the crime investigation department in Washington and needed to talk to my husband. I asked him why he would be calling at 7:25 am, he said again calling from main headquarters in Washington.I said whatever scam your up to give it up, and if your not a scammer put it in the mail, and hung up.

I got a phone call from a woman with south Indian accent named Angela Mathews and left a message with Indian accent, saying that if we don't call back or inform our attorney, we will face a legal consequence...after researching online, I called back and some guy picked up the phone so I told him that I will be complaining about them to the police - which I did - Local Police suggested I call my Phone provider and have them block this number - IRS WILL NEVER CALL PEOPLE LIKE THIS - THIS IS A DEFINITE SCAM...

I got a few calls from someone calling himself Officer Kevin White and also David Johnson claiming to be from IRS and saying it is regarding some tax fraud and legal actions will be taken. they also said "have your attorney call me." They have very thick Indian accents. A big scam is going on.

I don't trust foreign countries handling our personal information, even if they are working for a big corporation from America, especially our banking information. I think banks are breaking the law to let foreign countries handled our very sensitive information. Who gives the bank the right to let other countries have access to our accounts. Something to think about.

Phone number 202-506-9166
This person call my home saying they are with the IRS and that there was a problem with a tax return and that we owed them money. They asked for my mother, who draws Socical Security and does not pay taxes.
SCAM BUSTED/ but beware they could call you!

Wow, don't know where to begin. These jokers called my employment and talked to an associate as I was off that day, stating that I needed to contact them immediately as I would be going to jail if this serious matter wasn't taken care of. My boss, being the concerned citizen, called me immediately.........she just wanted to make sure I would be able to work but anyway. Of course, I immediately contacted the number she provided.The man stated he was from Alford and Marshall Law Firm. They totally know how to play on your emotions! They didn't initially ask for money but informed me of the criminal allegations against me which consisted of theft by deception and a couple other things......as a result of an unpaid payday loan that was obtained online. Now, when they said this took place my ex husband had stolen my checks and obtained two payday loans online I have recently found out so it honestly sounded ligitimate.Long story very short, they got me for over $2400 playing on my emotions and I'm an intelligent woman. They know so much personal information and I'm not only referring to financial information.They also played on the fact that I was traveling to see my autistic son 12hrs away. These people are relentless. So, thinking that everything was ok, I get another call today from an "emergency number" stating they were deputy such and such and to confirm my address so they could serve a subpeona and arrest warrant again playing on my emotions as we were just about to enter a family counseling session wanting another 2200 dollars for another payday loan that had been unresolved. They said that I was welcome to contact my attorney but I'm thinking now they were all involved together. They even went so far as to piggy back off my local police dept number stating they were deputy such and such and it was the accent that threw me the most. I told her she didn't sound like anyone from Greene County Jail I know and I'd been there (long story there)........again yet another emotional tactic. She even rattled off some badge number and gave what I'm sure is a fake name. So, I contacted the Sheriff dept to ask if I had an arrest warrant and guess what? There is none!!!! Jesus, I feel like such an idiot but people please beware.......DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU.

Scammed number 2022419018 watch it guys

They just tried the scam on me from 1-786-235-9483

I also receive these calls. My relatives and coworkers receive these calls. My ex-wife receives these calls and believes THEM! She is now using this as a means to terminate my visitation rights!!!
What can be done to stop this?!?!?

What does the FTC say we CAN do to prevent these callers? We've filed complaints with the AG and FTC and there are hundreds of comments on this page from people who are just as frustrated as we are and there are NO INSTRUCTIONS on how to deal with these people or stop the calls from coming in.

I understand that this is frustrating. Subscribing to our blogs and receiving information from the FTC on new and old scams is a way to stay on the alert and protect yourself. This article provides tips on how to identify government imposters and five things you can do to avoid this type of scam.

This number 806-977-9514 started calling my home today leaving very threatening messages about how I or my attorney must contact him immediately. He didn't say what it was regarding, but had a very thick Indian accent. Being the suspicious type anyway I wrote the number down and looked it up and what do you know I am sent to this site and many others...thanks for the knowledge

from (914) 364‑954‍6 - called received yesterday, recorded it, demanded money 'or else!' - from Verizon # in Brooklyn NY - beware - hope they don't scam the innocent gullible, elderly folks!

Got a call from the same number just now. Guess they're still using it.

Received the same thing.

My wife has been getting calls from people claiming to be "stateside mediations" a company that doesn't exist or even have a website. In fact they linked me a website that doesn't exist. They told her that she owed $500 to cashnet and that if she didn't pay it she was going to jail for two counts of check fraud. My wife got really anxious and nearly paid them. I was able to calm her down and show her that this was a common scam. I told the company that they were a scam and that I have reported them but they just keep calling leaving threatening voicemails. I made a complaint with the ftc and I hope they can get these guys.

Tody I received a call from Brianna Scott - phone number 917-652-8604. She said she worked for the Department of Legal Affairs in Brooklin, New York and wanted to talk to my wife regarding a pending legal case. She sid my wife shoud call that number and speak with Michelle Jones, who would give further detais. I immediatelly detected the call as a scam, since I know my wife for 40 years and we have nothing to do with Brooklin, New York. We have received this type of call before and disregarded it. Please put these people behind bars, where they belong - and do not allow them to ever own, or use, a cell phone to harass people.

Just got the exact same call from the exact same number with the exact same story.... Funny I just had a background check completed for work... Idiots!

985-886-8014
Calls stating I have criminal charges against my social, stating check fraud, money laundering etc. States he is from a lawyers office. So I then request to speak with the lawyer himself as I was having trouble understanding his thick Indian accent. He hung up on me. So called the number back, asked for name of the law firm and the address, hung up again. lol

add this number, claims you have charges against your social, check fraud, etc.
985-886-8014. Claims from a law firm, when asked to speak with lawyer himself, got hostile and hung up. When called back and asked for a name and address, hung up again. Very thick Indian accent

You can file a scam complaint with the FTC at www.ftc.gov/complaint.

Add this person to the list of scams. The name to add to this is a fake name called, Julian Marshall, the phone number is: 786-619-0911. This person claims to work for the U.S. Attorney's office. They claim they have incriminating information against the person they are talking with. When you asked them to send you the information, they refuse to do so. Call your local FBI office, and they will give you the number to the Federal Trade Commission.

Wow! I found ~50 phone numbers in these comments that are linked to this scam. I'm compiling a list of scam related numbers to share with my HQtelecom. com clients. My list now has over 200 numbers posted by victims (or potential victims). I made it my mission to help as many people as I can prevent these types of scams. I become the sole distributor of a great call blocker product that can block up to 1,500 numbers. To learn more please visit hqtelecom. Thank you for sharing these numbers, please keep posting them!

Here is one more number to add to your list. 202-239-2680.

numbers with the same heavy indian accent...
347-457-3810 and 800-660-4026

Here's another for your list - 202-239-6518. Said he is "Michael Jones" from Homeland Security and had a federal warrant out for my arrest regarding something about my taxes (my poor mom ended up getting the call and it freaked her out - she called the authorities about it though).

2 days ago-202-241-7292

keep getting threatening calls from this number 202-800-8398. One recent VM is listed below:

“Alright this message is for Mister xxxxxx. I need to know I am this is the officer Brandon Taylor and I'm calling you from the Federal Bureau of crime and enforcement network. that's-doing(?) Mr.xxxxxx right now there is a legal case they're(?) going on under your name and your identity you do that it's under Federal investigation that was the reason that I'm trying to get a hold of you for the moment-to(?) receive the message. It is now in your favor to call us back at 2028008398. I repeat 2028008398. If you failed to call us back at your log(?) would be responsible for any further legal consequences and after that I'll be sending my office so with the US Marshall's at your door. Just to ask you on this legal case with an authorized arrest warrant maybe at your place of employment before that-thing(?) both lost give me a call....”

In US how it is possible

Now somebody trying from this number 202-864-1185

I also got a call from someone who claim to be from the federal crime investigator with the number 202-506-8934. He claimed the IRS forward the crime to them and that if we don't respond, he will send out an officer to arrest my husband. I called the IRS myself and they stated that there was no problem with our tax. He called again today and I told him I know it's a scam and I already reported to the police. He says he will send an officer out to arrest my husband and hung up. He got a very thick accent and claim his name is Jim Carrol.

Hey everyone,

Watch for an aggresive IRS Scam. I got two calls since yesterday from (202) 241-9018. Indian accented guy appears to be aggressive about some injunction against me and has the fed and state police on the line. I had done my homework from the previous vm and got aggressive back and asked him to send the cops and if there was an issue, to put it in the mail. What a bunch of crock! These people should be jailed for harassing law abiding citizens!

I just got a call today by that same number. First he called a relative asking for my number. Thank you for the warning!

(FYI/Background) ; I did enter a sweepstakes / contest last year & was finally contacted by the Contest Sponsors. They called me and gave me delivery details & that my certified check would be coming to my address @ no cost via Bonded Courier. It never made it but on the date i was to receive it.
I got a call from a (UCBP) US Customs & Border Patrol Officer that works @ Dallas FTW International Airport. He identified himself & gave me his badge number & stated that our conversation was being recorded for security purposes. I had a certified check from Bank of ..... being held in their facility because it came from a Bank of ...... Branch located in a "tax free" country. He went into great lengths of giving details of its origin and reasons for being held by them. Upon verification of its authenticity & my legal ownership he / they (UCBP) were ready to release it to me after I pay for the storage fee....My question is.... Does any one know how / whom I can contact to verify if the call is genuine or scam.

This sounds like a scam. You can contact the US Customs and Border Control directly and inquire about this. Their contact number is 1-877-CBP-5511.

2136039092 calls several times a day claiming to be from the Department of Treas and will sue me and have me arrested if I don't pay them or call their supervisor (whom I am sure will want money also) I know the Fair Debt Practices Act fairly well and have also owed the IRS before so I know how this works--they don't call several times a day. They will notify you by mail. I tried to give them my attorney's name and number but they were not interested. They actually got pretty nasty. I have not been stupid enough to give them any money or information but I would like them to stop calling without having to change my number! I have filed two complaints with the FTC and reported the number.

I received a phone call from an Indian speaking person 202-2412787 claimimg they were from the Investingating crime department of the IRS. They said that a warrant had been issued and that I was in serious trouble for fraud on my income tax returns. He wouldn't give me any information other than I could I could go to CVS or Walgreens and wire the fines and penalties to them. I asked them to send me via US mail the detailed information that was in question. He stated that he couldn't send it to me because he was not authorized. I told him that I don't know why he wouldn't be authorized to give me any specifics but he's authorized to collect a payment from me. Furthermore, I told him he wasn't getting a dime from me unless I get a detailed statement from the IRS. He said that someone would be at my house to arrest me in 20 minutes. I told him thats fine and that I will be waiting for him. Little does he know I am a policeman officer.

I have been receiving a call from a 585-568-6673 posing as a officer from the IRS. I've tried to report this number but seem to get no where! Hopefully some of you will read this and won't fall for this scam..

I received a call last week from someone with accent from possibly India. He claimed that he was an IRS agent and they were filing a lawsuit against me and I should call 585-633-1792.

I received a 2nd call today who told me to call 585-633-1792 tomorrow regarding this matter. I told the individual that I talked to my CPA and to the IRS and received feedback that the IRS would not make such a call and told him this was a scam.

He continued to indicate that I was subject to jail sentence, etc.

I am a recent retiree and they may possibly be targeting senior people.

I called IRS hot line (last week and this week) but got audix both times that voice box was full.

I got a call from 914-364-9546 stating they were from Treasure Department it is a scam. I verified that number was not a government number.

These people who are calling innocent citizens are such LOSERS. If you're a scammer and you're reading this, get a real job LOSER.

My brother was scammed about 3 years ago stating that he was qualified for a full-time position through an online application and "gave the job" to him.

The name of the website is ARMADILLOCORPORATION.com
Armadillo Corporation LTD
8045 East Quincy Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80237

They sent him a $2700 check in advance for his future work and asked him to deposit it into his account so he could purchase a work computer. They later sent a second check supposedly worth $2200 within 3 days which he also deposited and asked him to transfer the difference without waiting for the checks to clear. NONE of the bank tellers at Chase red- flagged the fake checks when they were being deposited individually and in-person.

Bank Checks from:
Navy Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 3000
Merrifield, VA 22119-3000 (Navyfederal.org)
Remitter: WONG HAN ASHLEY

What kind of security service is this Chase?
After the bank could not localize the account and realized the checks were fake, my brother was called in, only to realize he lost over $3000 dollars he transferred over to this fake company (probably China-based).

DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY INFORMATION! Recently, another scammer has been called for my husband stating he is an IRS agent that an FBI Warrant has been issued, jail nonsense, etc. from number 202-506-8934.

I just wanted to blast these idiots here. Take care and don't be their prey.

I received a call from an Indian accented male person. He leaves NO names he is requesting just keeps repeating the IRS is suing me. I need to call him back immediately or the problem will only get worse. I have been sick for 3 years trying to heal this is cruel and should be criminal. The call comes in twice at 6:00am Scares the shit out of me. It is a recording

I had two dif placea contact me one six days ago which i did end up giving imformation to wanting me to set up pa 50 a pay check till september claiming to be from ny and nother palmetto rmd claiming also i had some debt and if not paid i was going to go to jail now this second one i havent gaven information but the first one i did what should i do somehow there getting my family members numbers that ive never given out

My husband received a call today, they were asking for me and advised him i had to call 800-829-1831 with a case id# and they were going to attempt to serve me twice and then I would be arrested. I googled the phone # and came up with this site. Thanks for posting!! I reported it to our local sheriff's department.

family members received calls two days in a row from this number 800-829-1831 with a case number and demanding that I call within two hours or get arrested. I am also contacting our local sherriff's office

Today (06-12-2014) at about 7:40 PM, I got a call from the "IRS". The caller had a south Indian accent and was asking to talk to my attorney about law suit and arrests. Apparently I have owed "IRS" 1500 USD and I number provided to call back was 347-547-6412. I initially got the call from 206-420-5743. Be aware of these two numbers.

Received a call from "Acufile" about our brother's wife being served papers due to a complaint and they would have to call 800-829-1831 with case number GR123114. Within 2 hours if she does not call, she will be served papers at her house or job and if we do not relay the message, we will be fined as well.

JUNE 20, 2014 PHONE 1-202-470-1418 A CALL FROM IRS, INDIAN ACCENT, ASK THE NAME OF MY ATTORNEY, HANG UP WHEN I ASK HIS NAME.

oh ya the # showed on caller id was 261-0770 but the # appeared was 1 213 261 0770?

I just got a call claiming to be from the IRS. The computerized voice said it was for me or my attorney, and I was supposed to call them back: 202-506-8045. Clearly a scam.

Same number just called me.

This same number called my mother. 202-506-8045. She called back and someone with an Indian accent gave her directions to take cash out of the bank and pay them or else she'd go to jail or be arrested. Unfortunately, this type of thing works on older generations pretty easily. My mother finally figured it out, but not before giving out important personal information.

Just got a call from "Jennifer Wilson" (heavy Indian accent) at the "IRS" (202-241-8934) telling me my wife "better call back right away". When I challenged her on what it was regarding, when written correspondence was sent, etc., she just kept saying, "I work for a federal agency and you better have her call us." Nice try. Is there a branch of law enforcement that I can provide this number to and have them call "Jennifer"? Pretty sure these crooks are violating several laws right now...

I got a call today (7/9/14) from the same number and from "David Wilson". The office staff took the call for me but I knew it was a scam right away. I plan to report the number and even to the FTC to aid them in catching these people. https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov

We also recieved a message from this number today, 10 July, saying we needed to call the "IRS HOTLINE before the IRS takes action against us and our social security number, . . . . thank you and have a blessed day"!

A blessed day is when they folks all get put in jail.

Last week I got a phone call from a man with Indian accent saying he was from federal crimes investigation unit and I had to send 400hundred dollars otherwise I would be locked up I got scared n got a money PAC card n sent it the phone number for these people is 803 900 9401 please don't fall for this like I did im65 yesold

(202) 241-8934 "David Marshall" from the "IRS" -==- BEWARE!

ok i got a call from a danel cruz i think. (its a recording) unknown name unknown number. at 12.noon in california on july 10th. claiming to be irs/ federal fraud commission. he repeatly insisted that fraud is involved & that hes at the federal courthouse to file a warrant for my arrest: never indicated a name or a devision. that i needed to contact them asap reguarding my case? is this real or a scam.

ive tried to contact the irs to see if its legit & rather they know. i cant get ahold of a person?? im worried.

My wife received a cal. From John Parker with the IRS Criminal Investigation Unit, 202-470-0343. Threatened wide swill arrest if we did not pay within an hour. needed the money in Moneybags cars. provided an arrest warrant Id 0922663, and a case file number CL21223. This crook stole $5,000 dollars from my family. please be careful.

I was called by Vivian Sanders at 202-751-2543 and said I owed money and they would sue me- this was a recording and they asked me to call them back.

Why can't the IRS or FBI set up a sting and arrest these people.

same thing called saying i am being sued and i will be arrested, i need to stay on line go to bank then walgreens and he would give me further instruction
number 202-864-1139

This is a total scam! The guy said someone made a "complaint" against my husband, but didn't know what it was. He couldn't even tell me if it were legal or financial. He started getting nervous and defensive when I started asking questions and told him this didn't sound legit. He gave me a "case" number, to which I replied, "what kind of case?" He continued to be defensive and said my husband would have to call with his social security number. I was like, yeah right, we're going to call a random number and give out his social security number?! By this point he just blurted out the 1-800-829-1831 number to call and said to tell them "Mike Johnson" with Accufile had told us to call. Ha! I immediately got online to look up the number and saw both the number the guy called from and the number he gave me are associated with scamming people out of money. Disgusting.

hi Jennifer, yeah I got a call from this MJ guys today. he said his IRS badge # MJ075. He called from 202-239-2680. He was very aggressive, threatened to arrest in 45 min if would not pay 5k+.

I keep getting these call that are from a Restricted Number. Right away I am leery of this call, the guy has a heavy accent I can hardly understand him. He says he is calling from U.S government office and they are giving out Government Grants to certain people, my phone #qualified. Said they were sending me $10,000.00 dollars in free government grant.Wanted to know how I would like to receive it. I told him "what a joke" and laughed at him. He got really offended that I laughed. He aparently wanted me go give him my bank or credit card # so he could send it to me. I finally just hung up. I have gotten 3 calls like this and it sounds like the same guy. Any one else getting these calls?

I am also getting similar restricted and unavailable number phone calls. The idiots have almost zero intelligible English. I have no idea what they are trying to scam me for because I won't hear them out, but I'm super angry that they are calling me repeatedly. Seriously I received 6 phone calls in as many minutes yesterday from these jackasses.

Today, one called me claiming to be from homeland security, yes, HOMELAND SECURITY and wanted to know why I was calling some (202) number. Seriously.

With calls from restricted and unavailable its difficult to make a report.

I have been getting phone calls From A Mr. Alfred Reed he says that he is from the Department of state and investigation 1-215-469-4908 he has gave his badge number and that I will be arrested if I don't pay over three thousand dollars and that the sheriff will be coming to my house to arrest me in have an hour someone has to do something I have sent money with money pak cards please someone respond

Caller ID 888-392-8363 with Unknown Name, claiming to be Dean White of IRS, saying he was calling about an income tax audit, accusing me of fraud, must "inform you that a legal complaint has been filed against you". I asked why I didn't get written notice and asked the filing jurisdiction of the case. He replied Washington D.C., and I would be getting mail at giving mailing address, then he ended call. He had a thick accent, seemed angry and accusatory. Often it seemed he didn't hear me and I could hear my own voice faintly delayed. I contacted the phone company, IRS and this site. There is an article at Forbes.com by Halah Touryalai posted 3/4/2014, describing her experience with a scammer using name Brian Cruz. Thank you, others, for sharing your experiences.

I got a call today from 202.506.9761,firt time I answered I hung up, second time it went to voice mail and is with others they indicated I had to call, do not ignore. etc. I called back, and same exact thing everyone describes here, the gentleman calling himself Allen Parker with an Indian accent indicated I was being sued for 3 different criminal allegations and proceeded to list them. He also mentioned the IRS had come to my home to drop off documentation on two different occasions but I was not available, also proceeded to tell me my case would go to local courts and sheriff would come and arrest me within the hour. I asked how much I owed and for what years, he said over 4k and that if it went to court it would cost over 25k, when I asked where to I pay - his reply: we are not setup for payments, we just need the name of your attorney. This is a hoax all the way. I have had to deal with the IRS before and this is NOT how they treat you or contact you, they will always send you written documentation and certified letters if need be, they will not just call out of the blue, specially your cell phone. End of story is that I asked this 'Allen' for his IRS ID #, he gave me #30151085, I told him I would have to call the IRS to verify and that I would check with my local sheriffs the department, after that he hung up. Hope I will not hear from them again.

I got a call from a restricted number yesterday - have no idea what they actually wanted because the man's English was so unintelligible. I understood only ...."$5000"...I told him to take me off his call list, and he tried to argue something that included the words "wait" and "NO." I hung up and received 5 more calls in succession from the restricted or unavailable call which went unanswered.

TODAY!! I got a call from Restricted, again. This time the East Indian accented man said that he was calling from HOMELAND SECURITY...you're kidding me right? Homeland Security?? He wanted to know why I was calling a number which he proceeded to rattle off beginning with a 202 area code...I again yelled at him to stop calling me and hung up. Of course I got an immediate return call...this time from this number 617-451-9999 - which is a Boston, MA area code. I've looked up the # and its a recognized scam number.

Received a call from a DC based number: 202-241-8934 impersonating the IRS. Heavy foreign accent, aggressive, and hostile. Please beware.

My 92 year Mother received a voice mail stating that in order to resolve the State and Federal Claim filed against it is imperative that she call 302-241-0396. My Mom called me, in turn, I called the number and this is what occurred: The phone rang-and-rang, finally, automated answer please hold, I waited three minutes, and a person identifying himself as "Daniel White, Global Acquisition Group" answered (sounded unprofessional, like he just woke-up), I need the name and number that you're calling about, I said before I give anything, I want to know what kind of business this is? He said, sir I need the information first, I said, I work in a law firm, you can't tell me what type of business that you're in? He said, "I'm glad you work in a law firm". I said thank you, me too, so, what is your business? He said, "Sir, obviously you don't want to get to the bottom of this. . ." I said, the bottom of what? I know my Mom's business matters, she doesn't have any claims against her. He said, goodbye and hung up the phone.

I received a text. A text, mind you, from the Washington. DC Crime Bureau stating they have a case against me and that I will be arrested at my place of employment unless I called them back. When I called to find out what this was about, I was told by an Indian man named "Mikey that I had a payday loan and need to purchasr a prepaid VISA and pay today or I'll be arrested. They would not give me any info about the loan. Also, the words on the text message were misspelled. They texted again saying I would see what was going to happen to me tomorrow morning.

You can file a scam complaint with the FTC at www.ftc.gov/complaint.

Received 2 voice mails from 202-241-1017, woman claimed to be "Officer Kelly Jones - wished me good luck if I didn't call back right away . Had a think Indian accent - reported to IRS phishing and FTC .

7/21/2014 Received the same call as SB and SS from a foreign speaking man (definitely Indian) impersonating an IRS investigator stating my husband was being investigated by the IRS and that we owed them money for 2 yrs of miscalculations,that the police were coming to pick me up, they were going to freeze our accounts, take 1/2 of our house, etc., etc. I asked his name and he said David Miller - DC based number 202-506-9772. This was very unnerving and that's how I found this site to see if other had been called by these phonies. Please be careful and don't send these people money. They must be on a roll, I noticed that they were making calls in March and now in July.

I got a TEXT MESSAGE ( wiggity WACK ) from a 202-753-4170 claiming to be the Washington DC Crime Bureau,which there is no such thing, stating that they received a case against me under section 9 of chapter 9(c) and they have to take me down to custody by tomorrow from my place of employment, and that I am directed to call 202-753-4744 or get ready to face the legal consequences at my place of employment. I called back and of COURSE it was an indian-sounding dude. I asked him what the address to his building was, and he couldnt even give that to me, and then the phone got really muffled on his end, like he put a napkin over it to conceal his voice. please note - THERE IS NO SUCH THING as " Washington DC crime bureau". and if there were, of course they don't communicate by text message. I mean this dude sounded like he was calling from his house on the couch and i cudda SWORN i heard a dam TV in the background......

Caller ID showed "unknown caller." I should have known better but I answered it. A heavily accented (? Indian) asked for my teenage daughter, using an abbreviated form of her name. I asked to take a message. He said he was Alex Belton of the US Treasury and my daughter needed to call him back immediately at 914-364-9546 concerning an intensely urgent legal matter for which she was being sued/prosecuted. He repeatedly said he was from the US Treasury and it was an important legal matter with serious consequences. I told him I was going to call the police. He said he didn't care, that my daughter was in big trouble, and she had serious legal problems. I immediately felt it was a scam, searched the phone number he gave me, and was directed to this site. The exact number is in a previous post.

Officer Kelly Johns in heavy accent called in - I called the number back and it was IRS with yet another heavy indian accent - nothing against indian accent but couldnt the IRS use a more professional voice for the voicemail

I Just received a message from a man sounding Asian, Could barely speak English & could not make a full proper sentence saying he is with the IRS & it was also with this same Phone number... 202-241-8934 DO NOT CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just received a call from an Indian man who said he was from the FBI and I had a complaint against me and my property and asked if I was aware of it. He gave me a number to call back 202 506 9293 and ask for "officer" Daniel Wilson who was handling my case. The number is the same number he called from. Please beware!!

Another instance of the same scam:
My elderly father has received a threatening message urging him to all back at 202 506 9293 today about legal matter. The voice was heavily accented and did not sound legitimate. When I called back on my dad's behalf back a different man at the other end claimed he was a federal officer badge#55236 but on my request to provide a federal government's agency number to call back and verify his identity he suggested to google it.
Actually I did google this number before calling back and this number is already listed on many online forums with references to similar scams. A similar scam attempt is also listed in Rutherford, NJ police blotter from 6/12/14. When I requested to send my dad a letter he cursed me and hung up.

I received a call from Scott Miller 646-401-0132 stating he was from dept of treasury that i had a tax case pending from multiple counts of fraud. I worked for the state for the past yr, I am sure they would have know that lol. I was also told he was coming to arrest my family, and send the sheriff; I said please do, I will be waiting at my home for them.

My dad just got a call from someone with a "west indian" accent, he said he was from the IRS and that my father needed to get a money order from Safeway. The Phone Number he used was 202-864-1354, he also listed an ID Number 20-595-15-72. I will also be reporting this to the IRS.

The numbers being used are tied to Magic Jack devices and will be disabled for fraud. I've been trying to get as many active numbers as possible and emailing each one to report abuse. It will force them to go out and buy another device and spend $100. Hopefully this works.

I made the worse biggest mistake, I applied for loan online. Yea must of got 60 different calls on my phone. Saying I got a ,5,7, or 10 thousand loan. All I had to do is prove I could make the monthly payments. For a 3500.00 I was scammed out of 1900 dollars, before I realized scammers actually use a magic jack phone to break into online business's. Worst part after they cant get anymore money out of you. Then I got horrible phone calls that I was going to be arrested, and go to jail if I dont pay the loan I received and never paid. These accent people are so threating I actually paid 985 dollars, and after that I was told I had to pay another 4000 or I was going to prison. Finally my son made me talk to an attorney. Worse part the same threats happen again, this time they said they where from NY and I owe money I didn't pay and a warrant for my arrest to have me put in jail for not paying. They even gave me the phone number of the deputy sheriff office. Well the person must of thought I was scared enough to pay him. When I told him I didn't have money to send him, the threaten me with prison. I called Deputy sheriff office, and then the person who was scarring me. Deputy sheriff office called me back and told me, that the person who was scarring me was a fake. That this is a new way a theif threatings people for money.

I got call and when lifted i got an automated message saying the calll is from IRS. The call came from 202-864-1332. The message was to return call immediately or there would be dire consequences saying there was nothing he could do and wished me good luck if i ignore the call.

I tried to check the caller id with the app i have on phone and that came as "Of Out" Washington DC

I tried to report this to IRS by calling 18008291040 as saw on irs.gov website but the options didnt give me to report.

What is the best way to report these
PR

You can file a consumer complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at www.ftc.gov/complaint.

Unfortunately, our government will do little to nothing to stop these criminals so their uselessness perpetuates their crimes. I read that Indian criminals phone scams are so vast because they all work with impunity and have no fear of going to jail. Sad but true.

I just received a text from 202-753-4170 saying that I have been charged under code 19 (c) and they have to take me down into custody their words! I have to call 347-960-6502 to get relieved of the charge. Wow! amazing what money that is wired or sent via pre-paid card can do.

same thing just happen 9176528604 talking bout his name is danny archer, shouldve know he sounds more like a rajesh to me
indian man saying they are on the way to serve me papers and arrest me 6 months no bail for tax evasion
then all this weird crap then i finally googld the number and relized it was a scam but am so mad

this just happened to us in southern California, they called 3 times about a "legal matter". I don't usually return this type of call but a wanted to see if the number worked. All above is true, they even had our address. How does one make a formal complaint?
From what i see above this has been going on since March, how is it possible this has not been stopped?

You can file a formal complaint with the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint. From the complaint homepage, select “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.”

today i got a call she told me that she is calling from HSBC bank..... your friend has updated your no and name in her place and your friend has an outstanding of rs 22000 and she us that you are going to pay her debt....... well i knew it was fake call but still i want to confirm can these happen

Just had several calls in the last week from 213-533-0434 claiming to be from the Dept of Legal Affairs. The (East Indian) names used: Robert Price, Emily Wilson, John Marshall, Jason Brown. I called and got the same speech.....I've violated several IRS codes and will be arrested and have my home taken. I called back and started messing with them. At one point asking to speak with my sister Emily.....got the guy to come unglued and tell me to F...off, Mother F...er.

718-200-2132. Called me psychotically today 8/19/2014. Stating he was the police department. Kept asking for my name. I told him he should have my name if HE is calling ME? What a joke. I blocked his phone #. Crush these stupid scammers.

Blocking your number isn't going to do anything. You're going to want to change your number. Companies can "spoof" their numbers.

I just received a similar message. The Indian man had such a heavy accent I couldn't get the last name, sorry. He said he was Officer Brian D---- (I think D), said he was from the Federal Investigation Department, had a legal complaint against me and my property and asked if I was aware of it. The number he left to call back is 202-280-7970 Please beware!!

5:45 am, received from 214-390-3019 (Dallas area): "This message is for _____ (same last name as mine, different first), the state of Maryland has listed this number as an emergency for ______. You or your attorney need to contact this office immediately at 214-390-3019. Good luck." I get lots of unwanted calls these days, but at 5:45 in the morning? Good time to confuse someone, I think.

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