Fake IRS collectors are calling

This time of year is often taxing for many consumers. Scams aimed at stealing taxpayers’ money make the season more stressful.

The Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration (TIGTA) warns that crooks posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials are contacting people claiming they owe taxes. The caller demands a prepaid debit card, wire transfer or a credit card number for payment. If the person doesn’t comply, the caller threatens to arrest or deport the target, or take away their driver’s license or business.

Thousands of victims have lost money to these tax scam artists. But there are ways to recognize them and foil their attempts to steal your money.

These scammers often:

  • call you. But when the IRS contacts people about unpaid taxes, they do it by postal mail, not by phone 
  • use common names and fake IRS badge numbers
  • know the last four digits of your Social Security number
  • demand payment via a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. The IRS doesn’t ask for either of these payment methods, nor will they ask for credit card numbers.
  • rig caller ID information to appear as if the IRS really is calling
  • send fake emails that look like legitimate IRS correspondence
  • make a second call claiming to be the police or department of motor vehicles, rigging the caller ID information  

To protect yourself from imposters who call, claiming to be from the IRS:

  • don’t provide any account or other personal information. Hang up the phone.
  • never wire money to a person or company you don’t know. Once you wire money, you can’t get it back.
  • if you owe - or think you owe - federal taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you with your payment questions. You also can visit the IRS website at irs.gov.
  • if you’ve already paid your taxes, call and report the incident to TIGTA at 800-366-4484.
  • forward emails from the IRS to phishing@irs.gov. Don’t open any attachments or click on any links in those emails. 
  • file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/complaint. Include “IRS Telephone Scam" in your complaint.
Tagged with: IRS, phishing, scam, tax
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IRS Telephone Scam
They called me house!
The # is 325 500 0533

Got a call from 202-506-9418 stating he works for the IRS and for me to contact him ASAP and do not ignore the call.

I got a call from 202-506-9060. Kevin Brown was the guy's 'name'. Losers...little boys afraid to actually work for money

I may not get my $214.99 backbut here is the name of the scam pccaressupport-home ut a1-16000001044heaq

Git a call from irs julie smith with a second call warning and next is action.got a call from 415-506-1667.should i be scared?

Got a call from Julie smith also with the same BS.
These people should have their fingernails pulled out
with a pair of plyers one by one and their butt cheeks
super glued together.

Yes!I got a automated call from Julie Smith!! That is crazy!

I also got a call from Julie Smith today as well -she left a message, ha ha ha ha ha...people need to find jobs to keep themselves busy..

Got one from Julie Smith #415-506-1284
Somebody needs to catch these crooks!

I got a call from Julie Smith on October 22nd as well.

Got a call from Julie Smith supposed IRS agent out of Novato Ca 415-234-9585

got 2 calls today from IRS officer Julie Smith, said I needed, or my attorney of record, to call 415 506 2391.

I have been getting lots of calls from Officer Julie Smith also at 415 506 2392 UGH!!! So annoying

No, scam artist

Got the same thing from Steve Martin, twice--robo calls. First call was a live person. Definitely not native-English speakers. Threatened me with the cops coming to get me (cops, exact quote), then Grand Jury. Reported twice to TIGTA.GOV. Sick of the harassing messages from these creeps.

Got Steve Martin etc. calls, two or more a day all week.
Claims treasury enforcement with threat of criminal
charges.

Got a second (voice mail) call from "Steve Martin". Indian guy, no way he is "Steve Martin"... Total scam. He never said my name or either time he called. No way I am calling him back - SCAM!!! Here's the exact transcript:

"This message is intended to contact you. My name is Steve Martin and I'm calling regarding enforcement Actions executed by U.S. Treasury intending your serious attention. Ignoring this will be an intentional second attempt to avoid initial appearance before a Judge or a Grand Jury for a federal criminal offense. My number is 650-739-8031. I advise you to cooperate with us and help us to help you."
SCAM!!!!!

I also just got a call from Julie Smith. Two people hung up on me and both had my phone number and asked for my criminal lawyer's number. He asked if I was aware of my case, and then he hung up.

Julie Smith just called me too. 202-241-8270, caller ID of Wahington DC. Robo-call, hard to understand. Skin these crooks!

I've gotten two calls now two days in a row. Scared the crap outta me when I listened to the message!

Just got a call from Julie Smith!!!! Number 415-334-9583.....People have guts!!! Its a total scam!! BEWARE!!

Julie Smith called me too and her "computer voice" relayed a threatening message ... 202 241 8730

Now I should expect more calls from these bots? Good to know.

I got robo call from Julie Smith as well, told me not to ignore this call and call back ASAP at 202-241-8730. When I called back, it goes straight to voice-mail saying, voice mail is full.

I also received a call yesterday from a Roni Cooper saying I owed 2,900.00 for back taxes from 2008-2012. I knew it was a scam right away but played along to see where it would go. He wanted to know if I had cash on me and said that I needed to leave my house and drive to a address he gave me and wait for further instructions. He said I was to stay on the phone with him and get there within 30 minutes. He wasn't aware that my daughter was listening and we switched phones while I called the police. Since my daughter and I sound alike he never noticed. He new exactly where I lived and how long it would take to get to that location. He got very mad when I didn't arrive and kept stalling him. After all that effort the police weren't interested in doing anything because a crime had not been committed.

i just got a call from a shawn mack 202-239-7019 told me he was an officer with the I.R.S I asked him again whi he was and he hung up the phone.. i called the number back and he again stated he was officer shawn mack with the irs and he asked what did i want i told him he just called me then he hung up the phone...again nuber was 202-239-7019 i did call again and he had his answering machine pick up....

My mom got a call from the same person! But he said his name was Ron W something..

I received 2 hang-ups and then a message from "Crista? Taylor" IRS Agent from the Dept. of Tax Audit. She had a heavy indian accent and spoke very haltingly and was difficult to understand, lots of background noise. She was "warning me of urgent business" and I should call if I needed any further assistance. This made no sense whats so ever. Then wishes me patience and good luck. The call was from an unknown number and the number she left to call back was 866-978-6292, which does not work.

I received the same similar call also added i would go to jail for 90 days no bail no deal warrant issue to you already go deposit i will clear the warrant office Sean Cooper and David William from number 571) 482-1919 i been contacting the police and FBI and personally i think something needs to be done people work very hard to make a living so someone off the street comes to take people money

Add 202-506-9962 to the list of bogus numbers. Guys robo'd me this morning saying I owe the IRS money and that it's urgent I get back to them. Yeah right.

We got a call today from 202-803-5028. Left a message that there was a criminal IRS investigation against me and I needed to call back immediately. I don't understand how it's legal for them to continue doing this!!

It's not

i just got the same call from a lady named Carrie Smith from 202.241.7592.

These people have called my house 7 times yesterday. They left three messages and spoke with family members four times always with similar messages that they are calling from the IRS, someone is suing us; they are calling about an urgent legal matter. All the callers have a heavy accent - Carrie Smith left her name. The numbers are 202-241-8402; 202-241-8271; 202-241-7402.

I had the same situation like you. I got a phone call from 310 7427302 and his name is office Ben MaCoy and he doesn't sound american. He sound like indian from India. I want to fight back against these scammers. I hope they get arrested and go to jail.

I have received a call a day for a week now. I have saved all the messages. I was put into a depression by this and am so glad I looked it up. The number is a 202 #. His name is MELVIN. He talks loud and fast and I believe he may be from India. I am in WI. They are everywhere! Why can't they be caught?

I got two voice messages from IRS Tax Audit Officer Melvin. His tel#1-888-369-8791 (was disconnected) and 1-888-393-2421 (still working). He sounds like an Indian. I called back this morning, he said IRS sued me for Tax fraud and will arrest me. He wanted me to find a criminal attorney within 45 minutes.....He got my personal info.

This fake Officer Melvin left me another message today with 1-202-864-1389. How come no one can stop them after 60 minutes reported it on Sunday?

I received a phone call from Officer Melvin saying he was from the IRS and that I owed taxes and he was about to issue a warrant for my arrest. He spoke incredibly slowly and with either an Indian or Latino accent. The callback number was #202-864-1390. When I called the number it was routed to an automatic answering machine saying all lines busy.

That happened to me as well! It seemed quite odd that he sounded Indian! They said I was being sued by the IRS for tax fraud! told me I had to pay a little over 2,400 dollars. Told me to go to the nearest CVS and get a cash card to transfer the money or else I would go to jail for up to 5 years!

I received two calls today from 202-864-1627 stating he was Ricardo Rodriguez from IRS and I was being investigated for tax evasion and fraud. Same stupid automated message.

I find a few calls back with an immediate blast from a compressed air stadium horn gets them to stop using that particular number anyway. If we keep calling and harassing them the less time they have to call other more trusting folks. If we get them to disconnect the call back numbers on their messages less people will fall for it. Lets screw em at their own games.

Let's harasse these mother f@&$. I have been calling every 2 minute using magic app

I've been calling playing Christian music at them. Also a mantra from their god of vengeance I found on youtube.

I've gotten several messages on my answering machine recently. I have been calling the # back practicing my "Profanity". It feels GOOD !!

We've received 3 of these calls in the last couple of days from (415) 251-9782 at my home in CT. I've read a couple of comments where people called the police, but they don't want to deal with it.

I would like to know why such a blatant scam impersonating a Federal Agent is not tracked down and stopped by the government? I'm going to report the number, but I've really lost faith that anyone that's paid to stop this type of fraud cares and will do anything about it.

I truly feel bad for the older people or those that are too trusting that are going to get tricked into handing over hard earned money.

got a call too 202-506-9835. same thing urgent and must call back.

This Julie Smith is starting to be active scamming people with the same number 202-506-9835. Just received a call leaving the message: time sensitive, allegation crap...

I got a call from "Officer Julie Smith," too, only the number was 202-506-9461. Again, some kind of foreign accent, weird pauses and intonation, some mistakes in her English (such as threatening me with "legal allegations").

I got a call today from 202 506 9461 says will take legal action against me. Can somebody stop this?

Julie Smith seems to get around and likes to use different numbers. Her "Division" phone number is allegedly 202-241-0880. Left a message and it sounded computer generated. I know I don't owe taxes and if I did, I'm pretty sure they would send me something in writing.

Her new number today is 202-241-7215. Same name, call back goes to voicemail...

got a phone call from 202 241 7174. Left a voicemail. Female with spanish accent. couldnt hear the name, they only said my first name and said i am under invetigation and should call back at 202 241 7174.

Just got the same automated call from "Julie Smith" phone number came up 415-506-1667

Got an automated call from Joe Gonzales who said he was from the IRS and that I was being investigated for tax fraud. The call came from 202-8641619. I called back and told them I was Inspector Ersken with the US Marshals Office and that I would like to speak with Mr. Gonzales. Well, the guy said I couldn't speak with him, so I said I'd like to speak with him right now. The idiot quickly hung up on me. I did this about 5 more times and then I called acting like I was an old lady wanting to pay my taxes. This guy began chuckling and then hung up. I've called them around a dozen times and now some of my calls go to a dial tone or dead air. Let's put the pressure on them. Peace and protection to the good people of the world!

Got a call from Julie Smith @ (202)-241-7215 same SH@T..

Julie really gets around. Got 4 calls from her today. #415-506-1286 - Ignacio, CA. YMax Corpoaration owns these numbers and takes no responsibility for any of this crap. So would suggest you report it to your
state attorney generals office.

Yup
just got a call from Julie Smith (really creative) with the same info for a return call to 202-241-7006. They should line these dirt bags up against the wall.

I got a voice message this morning at 9:26am NYC time the # is 415-251-8821 on my cell phone. i checked the number from CA, i live in NYC who is IRS worker calls CA time 6:26am? You'd think the scammer smart...lol....after half hour i called back the he sounds like an Indian guy. He said IRS sued me for tax owe back will arrest me and wanted me to find a criminal attorney.

Somebody keep on calling me from 202-906-9749. Talking about some kind of case saying something local cops and sheriff departments. Every time they are calling using different names using different kinds of language. I want to know what is being done to stop this all.

I just received a voicemail today from 202-241-0403, said his name was Manuel Jackwen (???) from the Criminal Investigation Unit at the IRS. He had a very heavy accent, so I didn't catch all of what he said. I did a reverse lookup on the number and found that it is associated with a group called Ymax Oration.... Further investigation found that this group is tied to multiple IRS phone scams... I reported my case to the FTC.

I just received a call today from 202 241-8301, she left a voice mail, telling me to call this number back before IRS bring my case to the court.

continuing the scam in MA, an additional # it is 202-506-9775.

another one from MA - Number listed is 202-506-9705 and its a robocall from Julie SMith (real creative there). If I am around to answer it I am gonna play a fun game with them. I am a cop.

I just received a call from the same number. Robo call threatening law suit. Are there any means for bringing these criminals to justice?

I original y recen de a call from the same number 202-506-9705 when I called a woman told me it was the IRS. Then there was a call again claiming that it was from some collection physician office.

I got a different phone number -- 202864-1319. They were gong to enter a warrant for my arrest for tax fraud. Said I needed to call back immediately (this was voicemail) I will not call back or take other calls from that number

I just got a voicemail from the same number letting me know there was a petition for my arrest for tax fraud or evasion. I also got a call on my house phone but lost the number that called. Sad part, I work for H&R Block so knew it was a scam, but my nerves still jumped. I feel for the poor souls that fall for this crap!

Just got the call from Ms. Smith from the same number. You'd think the scammers would at least be smart enough to know that government employees aren't working on Saturdays :)

Same one called me just now. Scammers.

Just got a call from 202-506-9983 from Julie Smith stated she from the IRS. Glad I found this website, now I can sleep tonight

Just got one about an hour ago. Very thick accent, hard to understand. I had to replay the msg 4 times just to get a name and number, which were "Officer Mark Watson, #202-239-6927". Just a bit bizarre! Wonder if I should answer if he calls again?

I received a call from the same number 202-506-9705 and told them my name but instead put the reference officer so and so from the san jose police department, he asked for my phone number and then said is your name ( he then spelled out some Indian name- probably his) I told him again my name was office so and so from the San Jose police department and he said he would take my name off his list. I am actually a nurse but Nurses dont usually frighten crooks!?

I just received a call from someone named 'Patrick'. I didn't catch if he left his full name. He said something about fraud and tax evasion and an arrest warrant. I was pretty sure it was a scam. The number he called from is (202) 864-1319.

Got a robo call today from "the IRS" calling from "hotline" number 202-506-9012. They left a message saying to call back before they take legal action. When I called the number, it was a Magic Jack recording. Clearly, these scammers have hijacked some Magic Jack numbers and are now making their way through Massachusetts based on some of the recent comments I've seen here.

I just received the same call from "Julie Smith" at 202 506 9983. I presses 2 thinking I was saving a voice mail and heard a message about "continuing.." I then realized that it was not the IRS. ON reverse phone look up the number belongs to Ymax Oration Landline in Beltsville, MD. I called back and got a person with a heavy accent. I said I had just gotten a call and wanted to know if this was the US Government IRS. He did't answer me and said that the call was for and he named my husband. I asked what was it all about, asked again if it was the US IRS and then said I was on a no call list. He hung up. I called back and now get an answering machine instructing me to leave a message. I am delighted to hear that as a police officer you will be able to do something to disrupt and stop this scamming.

I just also rec'd a call from this Julie Smith. I was urged to call back - time sensitive - to avoid legal action. I can't believe that this is still happening - with NO change in phone # even. Sure hope they get these people.

I too received a call from a so called Mrs. Turner (Robo-voice) from (202) 506-9720, since I did not recognize the phone number, I did not answer, however they did leave a message. Same message, time sensitive - to avoid legal action.
I Goggled the number and sure enough, the scam is to believe to originate from Pakistan or India.
Someone or an agency needs to step in and close these B??????'s down.

I have received two 'robo' messages from number 202.239.1424 from a foreing-sounding Officer Wyck or Wyett, cannot make out the name. The first one was on Sept. 19, 2014 and then on Sept. 20, 2014. The messages state that 'my physical location has been targeted for criminal investigation by the IRS and that a warrant for my arrest has been issued. It is imperative I call him right away in order to find out why I am being contacted by the IRS." I did call and got a recording stating the officer's name, left a message stating that if the call is from the IRS, I have not received an official communication by mail. I did a telephone reverse lookup and the number (202) 239-1424 belongs to Ymax Oration Landline in Washington, DC. While it is not a pleasure receiving such bogus calls, it is a relief to find out I am not alone.

Julie Smith called me this morning. A robo call like yours. If there is something I can do to help stop them from doing this to others, let me know. I work hard and pay my taxes. I would hate to have fallen for this or see someone else get hurt by it. This is a ruthless way to prey on a persons financial fears. To verify, I google searched the name and irs. That search brought me to this website and your forum entry. I hope your plan can give them a dose of their own medicine.

Just received creepy sounding message from Julie Smth. Same 202#. Such losers!

I got same call from Julie Smith @ 202-506-9705. Message she left sounded suspicious anyway. I'm not a cop but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night...

I got a robo call from Julie Smith too. The new phone number that was used was 415.506.2392.

yet another one from MA this time Julie Smith 202-506-8682 said do not ignore this call the IRS will take legal "allegation" against you. That's when I knew.. legal allegation.. hello???

The same wording tipped me off too. I did take the phone number with me to work and called it from there and of course someone with an Indian accent answered. I am pretty sure the US Government hasn't started to outsource the IRS to India .... at least I hope not! Phone number used was 202-506-9962, robotic message said her name was June Smith, maybe was Julie.

Got a call from the same number today. Julie Smith.

202-506-9962

Got two calls and voicemail from "Julie Smith" today
202-506-9962

I got two robocalls today a half hour apart from Officer Julie Smith of the IRS - phone number 415-251-5800

Got 4 messages from a Sean Mack spoofed #'s
202-241-7190
646-797-2770
They don't use your name in the messages. I am tempted to answer and just mess with these people, this is a crime! Come on FBI!

I don't answer my home phone & only check messages once a week or so. I too got Julie Smith. I thought it was very odd. I googled IRS agent Julie Smith & came up with several scam websites.

Same name and phone number. Can't someone stop this person? There are vulnerable people out there who will be scared and fooled.

got 2 calls from "Julie Smith" yesterday and today, she left voice mails saying "time sensitive" asking to call back to "prevent legal action" by the IRS, the number used was 202 506 9835

Hi Tryshf
i got the same Julie Smith, and the number is 202-506-9750. She did say "don't disregard this message and return my call before we take legal ALLEGATION against you". That made me laugh because i have a law degree. Even so, i still wanted to make sure, so i googled the number, and sure enough..... it is a scam. I do feel for those who actually fall for this kind of scam and lose sleep and money over it.

Yup, this Julie/June Smith sure gets around. 202-241-9750 and 202-241-0906. Guess she has multiple extensions at her office. Been calling me for weeks.

Got the same call form Juile Smith. ROBO called my grandfather. Knew it was a scam right away. May call them back to harass them.

I got one today. Claimed to be Officer Julia(e) Smith of the IRS. Came from number 202-506-9775. Sounded like a scam to me right away. It was a recording as well.

I also came home to a voice mail message from "Julie Smith" from the IRS (415)251-9782, but the caller ID said it was Susan Mead. It was a recording threatening me to "not ignore the message" or further action would be taken against me.

I received automated voice mails from (415) 823-9230 instructing me to call "Julie" (415) 829-9230 regarding an IRS investigation. "Officer James" answered and told me I had outstanding taxes from the past few years and that a warrant would be issued for my arrest 30 minutes after the end of this call. I was told to contact "Michelle" at another number (415-251-xxxx) to see if I could pay my outstanding dues and avoid arrest. Michelle told me to stay on the line and withdraw $5684.80 in cash and let her know once I've brought it to a nearby grocery store where money could be transferred. I called the police to ask what to do and they told me it was a scam.

Call from Officer John Pauper (ironic) from the Text Crime Investigation Dept. of IRS stating that the IRS has issued a warrant for my arrest at this physical address. It is under criminal investigation. To get detailed information about this case, I am to call back to his department at 202-241-1042. Vital I call back today!

If you get a call with this kind of script - IGNORE IT!!!!!! They're just a bunch of dumb scam artists.

I also received a message on my home phone stating she was Julie Smith. She said she was with the IRS & that it was very important I contact her immediately at 202-506-9903. I called the number back & after 8 rings a recording came on saying "You have reached the office of Richard Huffman & to leave a message with my information". I didn't & won't, as I know now this is a scam. My suspicion was up due to the fact our social security #'s were stolen while filing our taxes. The worse part of this was all the problems we suffered with financial aid for our 2 college students.

Got multiple calls from this same number (415) 829 9230 stating they are IRS and agent Julie Smith. Get my blood boiling for a second before finding info here about IRS scam

I got the same voice message from this number "Julie Smith"

We received the exact same message with same names and phone number.

Mary

We received the same message from the same person. It's awful what people are doing. But forewarned to forearmed. This is their first attempt. Now I know this message is linked to Susan Mead and it looks like there is more that one number attached to this person. If an actual person calls I will have to share my thoughts about what they are attempting to do to everyone else who are working hard and paying their taxes. Looks like you are not by yourself. Thanks for posting.

I've gotten four calls in the past two days from two different numbers: (202)506-9750 and (202)864-1327. Apparently they've realized that Julia Smith has had enough of a run in Massachusetts and are now using the name June Smith.

Add 202-506-9761.The guy is persistent. I can't make out his name clearly as everything is rushed except ID and call back immediately. I hope something is done about this foolishness.

I received a call from this same number 202-206-9962 on August 6. Good thing before I even called back I checked online for scams!

I forgot to add the call from this number was also from office Julie Smith with a computer generated voice as opposed to a real human voice. Interesting that "officer Julie Smith" is using so many phone numbers. This scam must be really working for them!

I got a similar call form 202-506-9962 today. When I called back, he refused to identify himself to me until I first provided him my name and cell number. That was a pretty big giveaway.

Thanks skierguy, I just received an automated voice from that exact number. This relieves us considerably.

I got a call from the same number - I called back and the voice said to leave a message. NOT - thank you for listing this number!

I received three of these robo calls today starting a 6:45AM...they left messages on my machine they were criminal investigation for IRS. Urgent and to call them at 202-803-5028. Very annoying!

Haha - I kind of like playing with these idiots. I got Hugh Johnson from 202-506-8119. I did a reverse search on the phone number and it comes back with a company called YMAX Communications. Google that name and find your scams! He hung up on me 4 times. Gave me the wrong phone number for the true IRS. Duh

I received the same call form the same number today. My experience was the same as everyone else. I got scared and upset about it but was smart enough not to fall for it. They tried to get me to pay $7,980 - big shark appetite. So many people get affected and distracted by this type of harassment. Why isn't any legal action take place to catch these culprits

I got a call from 202-769-7777. Is this a scam number that called? I called back and it said that its not a working number and to check the number and dial again? Can soneone tell me if its a scam?

i got a number that says 202-239-7034. it was from a indian guy saying they are threatening me. i type that number in and it comes up ymax communication. scammers beware please.

got a msg on answering machine today from an indian guy, claims he was from IRS and would have the IRS threaten me if I didn't resolve $$ discrepancies from 2008-2012. Number was 202-239-0537..knew it was a scam right away but checked number, originated from ymax communications. What a scam, do these people think we're idiots???

My youngest daughter got a call today from a 202 # they said she owed from 09-2013 and that a warrant would be put out for her arrest, she called me and was so upset, these people need to be stopped. I knew right away this was a scam but the damages to my daughter were done already on her nerves and mental stress.

Try complaining to the ftc, then filing police report.
the police should have tried to help you.
also get callers email and send virus.

Holy s**t! The police should be interested in following up on that. That is horrible!

Me too!! Spinless pieces of !#$%

I also got a call from the number 202-506-9759 saying that it is a call from IRS and call back.

I received two calls from 202-241-2071,
same guy left the same 2 threatening message claiming he is from the IRS, etc.
I am the type, if I do not know who is calling, I do not answer the call, and simply listen to the message, then decide
It is just a scam
I remember receiving similar message back in March when it was IRS filing time.
Just ignore it

Got a call from 202-506-9983 office of Julie Smith from IRS. I KNOW this is a scam. Just want to warn everyone else too.

I got today August 13 the scam call from the same nr 202-506-9983 (Julie Smith claiming she is an IRS employee). It seems from the prior comments that most of the calls originate from 202 area code. It would be great if people will report all these calls for FTC to help catch the crooks!!

I received the call from Julie Smith today from 202-506-9983.

I have now had two clients that this happened to. The second one today. The call was from "Julie Smith" 202-506-9983. She claimed that they were putting a warrant out for his arrest for tax fraud and the sheriff will be there today to arrest him. I hope they catch these people!! We are located in Oregon.

We received a call from 202-506-9983 @ 3:34 in the afternoon today. I was in the other room when my husband went through voice mails but heard a woman's voice and something fishy about a serious matter. He deleted it before I had a chance to hear the whole message. Probably the same "Julie Smith"

Recently, there was another similar message that said something to the effect of our house being under surveillance.

How do the people making these calls sleep at night?

They just call from this number and made a threat of sending my father to jail for tax fraud.
I hate when they pray on the elderly. The name of the supposed officer was Steve Clark.

The moment I got this message from Julie Smith 202-506-9759 threatening for legal allegation. I went to google and searched the number. I got the info here.
Thank you for posting this info. I won't call SCAMERS.

I just received a call from the same number this afternoon. Stating from a machine not to disregard this message that my account needs to be taken care of or they will take legal action against me. I have not called the number back yet. The machine's voice is not clear and I did not hear a business name or a person's name. The machine speaks with a loud unclear voice.

Got call from same number yesterday asking for 2500$ to settle.be aware.they yell when you say don't pay

It is big fraud should be caught these crooks

I received a call from the same number yesterday. The recording said that the IRS Officer's name was Heather. Little do they know that I have enough common sense to know that if I really owed the IRS I wouldn't have received a refund when I filed my taxes a month ago. Stupid...get a job, because I work too hard for my money to just give it away.

I just got a call from Office Heather Gray with a 415 area code. It was automated message saying to call back and not to ignore the message. I was worried because I'm self-employed and filed an extension which I haven't completed yet. Called back and the VM was full. I figured it was a scam since I've received similar calls in the past.

Received a recorded call from Officer Heather Gray as well this morning. Call back number was 202.506.8738. Figured that I should check online to confirm my suspicions and I'm glad I did. And yes, these scammers should be caught!

I got one from Heather this morning from the same number. Busy girl, she is.

Got the same message from Officer Heather Gray (supposedly) two days in a row. I'm in Massachusetts. Same phone number.

I got a fake IRS call from 202-506-8649 Friday 7/25/14

my boss got the same call from the same number the same day, but i had enough sense to call the IRS and alert them of it!!! i guess they were busy calling all day that day!

I received two voicemails this week from Officer Heather Gray with a call back number 202-506-9967.

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

Yes .. this "officer" Heather Gray is going around in Tucson, Arizona with identical message as yours. It sounded "robotic" .. definitely not a real human voice .. the call was dated on June 11 and the number she wanted me to call back was 415-251-9738. I think 415 is the Bay Area California zip. Tucson has a big senior population and I thin that's why the scammer targeted this area. Can FTC trace this number to arrest these bastards?

Got the same voicemail from Heather Gray this afternoon from Novato, CA, #415-251-1037, and I live in NV.. It's great to know we are all concerned individuals posting so others can be forewarned.

Same exact voicemail and name. I'm in Ohio. Confirmed this is a scam. Do not call the number back, answer any questions or pay anything!!!

got call from heather gray today, charlotte nc are recorded message. not calling back thanks for heads up

Thank you for all the posting one thing about the internet is we can find out that there are scumbags out there ... my heart was beating so fast when I heard the message from Heather Gray... again thank you all for posting ..... we need to ban together and get these scumbags arrested.. unfortunately there are senior citizens etc that do not use the technology we do.

Thanks to everyone for posting this warning. Agent Heather Gray left a message on our machine today. It makes me wonder: how can these scammers afford all of these different phone numbers?

They fake the caller ID information that you see on your phone. That's called caller ID spoofing — and new technology makes it very easy to do. Read more about robocalls in this article.

Same message this morning.202 506 8657...Knew it was a scam since IRS DOES NOT call. They will hound with mail, but, never call.

I received a VM called the number 415-251-9738 it was answered by someone with an accent Named Officer Matthews with the IRS Investigation Division. I asked for his badge number and what this was about. He told me I had received a letter dated June 2 and had not responded and that the payment agreement I had with the IRS had be revoked and that on Monday morning I would be arrested for Tax Evasion that a warrant was issued for my arrest. He had my mailing address and then when I was like I did not receive any notice, he hung up on me. I called back and he answered again and I played dumb and said we were disconnected he told me that no he hung up on me as he had no further information for me and that I needed an attorney and that the attorney could call back. I was like well this has been handled by the Oak Brook Illinois office and then he got even more rude and told me that when I was arrested on Monday they would have all the documentation to explain it all, but that their have been changes to the recent IRS collection agreements "dont you watch TV or read the news"?

Got robocall from 202-506-9812 this morning, saying it was Heather Gray with the IRS, and I needed to call her back immediately at this number. Since I have been on Social Security for several years, and have not been required to file a tax return, I was suspicious. I researched on the internet, and found this. Has anyone reported her to the IRS or any other government authority?

This message appeared as a visual voice message today: "Time sensitive. My officer Heather Grey from Internal Revenue Service and the hotline to my division is 2025069860. I repeat it's 2025069860. Don't disregard this message and do return the call before we take any legal allegation against you. Goodbye and take care." "Officer Heather Grey" is at it again! Thanks for all the comments here from others as warning.

Same exact name and message received today 7/11/14. incoming number was 2025068650 from heather gray. Why can't these scam artists be found and jailed! Unbelievable. She would have been more believable if she said her name was Lois Lerner. Thank goodness for the internet and public blogs.

7/24/14 same call I report it to the cops and IRS I CALLED BACK AND GOT A VERY NASTY SOUNDING HEAVY ACCENTED INDIAN GUY WHO TOLD ME THEY HAD A LAWSIUT AND WILL SEND ME TO JAIL FOR 5 YEARS I GOT HIM MAD WITH CONTINUED QUESTION AND HE SAID THE COPS COMING TO ARREST YOU NOW

Let the answering machine get that call, same guy you described; he said his name was Shawn Stifford and there was a "legal petition notice" concerning a tax fraud and that I needed to call back or have my attorney call back before this goes to court. Called ID read: 1-888-325-0960.

Hahaha I think I got the same guy
He said his name was jack Johnson and I told him he surely doesn't sound like Jack Johnson. Lol

Yes, he said the exact same thing to me. It shook me up. He got my last 4 digits, but I was told he can't do anything with them, to be safe, I alerted all my account info. Same thing, heavy accented Indian man, who told me the exact same thing. I asked for a manager and the SAME moron got on the phone. I called the police right away.

I just received the very same call and this David Brown told me the same exact thing and when my husband and I started to question him he hung up on us.

I got one one too, using the same taped message....Get a real losers!

So glad I found this! Just listened to an identical voicemail as transcribed above from "Officer Heather Gray" of the IRS threatening "legal allegation" against me if I don't return her call! Scared me for a split second, glad to know for sure it's a scam! The number that called me was 415-251-8730

Also got the same automated call from Officer Heather Grey. Phone number this time (202) 506-9906.

Let's keep posting, so Google picks up all the fake numbers and names!!! Plus, it gives a reference to the timeline and other victims can figure how current these scams are.

We also got the same phone call today 7/28/14 claiming to be from IRS and call back number IRS hot line 202 609 7006.Called our tax preparer and adviced us to ignore it.. it's a scam. My husband felt nervous about it for split seconds but then as they go along with the conversation and started threathening him,he will be arrested by the local police as soon as they hung up the phone.

Nearly identical message from a robotic female voice message of "officer Heather Grey" received in PA, including the words "legal allegation", but with a 415-251-8730 return number. Twice, on 7/10/14, I had this same call! 1 @ 4:07 and 1 at 6:21 (voicemail time stamp). Likely called my 2 different telephone lines.

It sounded like a hoax, but, I did initially try and return the call, which rang with no answer, then found this site.

In a culture of abuse and corruption, how could we get these scam artists to focus their talent on honest work?

Just got a call saying "the IRS is suing you. We've been trying to reach you. Call back right away at (something like) (272)-864-1166 I couldn't find a pen to recall correctly. Seems they may be learning, because NO name was given, the recording sounded more "pro," though I knew the IRS doesn't call like that. Finally, this call was from "private number," so we can't trace it back! This really BUGs me, as people still fall for it. The complaints are made to an IRS fraud site, and the scams can be very convincing. I want as much info as possible to file. Anyone else get the same?

"...take any legal allegation" doesn't even make sense.
She called me numerous times on 7/8 (202-506-8649), and started up again today(202-506-9679).

Yes, Heather Gray is a very busy girl. When I listened to her message it scared me a little bit, but since I don't owe the IRS any money I figured it was a scam. Sickening, how they can't seem to find a real job and make their own money. Thank goodness I found this site. I didn't think the IRS would call and leave a message.

Got a call from 202-751-2556

Got a call from 202) 506-8418,very similar number to the others. Got voicemail from Jessica Leubin, making claims theres a lawsuit filed against me blah blah blah.

He asks, "do you remember the student loans you took out?" im like, "which ones what year?" he said 2010-2013? I didnt even take out loans during those times. He says DONT call the IRS you'll just be wasting your time. His name is Jesse James. Anyone else get calls from him? GRR!!!

Got a call claiming a lawsuit as well. Keep getting different people calling w this message including a robocall

Got a call from 202-506-9746 . . . Ms Gray is busy in Michigan as well. Have received that same call before and just ignored it . . . .

came home from vaca to have 2 messages on my vm from officer Heather Gray from 415-251-8730 to call back and not avoid her calls. Thanks for keeping me calm!

We are from NH and ""Received a call from female identifying herself as IRS Officer Hannah Gray stating this is time sensitive, with directions to call this hotline number and not "disregard" this message "before we take any legal allegation against you. Goodbye and take care."""

CALLER ID: 1-415-251-9782

I just received the exact same message and completely panicked! THANK GOD for google!! I immediately flipped and called the number to get a NON-IRS recording.....I then thought wait a minute, the IRS usually sends mail and doesn't make phone calls. PHEW! Thanks for posting!

Yes, also there is NO SUCH THING as a "legal allegation". Lol! That's like saying a "legal illegal claim" - it cancels itself out. They either meant only allegation OR legal action, but since these scammers are from India, their English grammar is poor. Glad you figured it out in time.

Got an automated call from "officer heather gray" -- 202 506-9983 -- says Beltsville MD .. boy she gets around the country. Same day got a scam phone call from a "Mitchell Feld" 425 233-8747 -- this is Bellevue WA number. Scams all the way.

They just tried to scam us. It started with a message from a "Heather Gray", calling from (202) 506-9835. We were then given another phone number, (202) 506-8096, to call back, which we innocently did. We then talked to a man, and then later his "supervisor", "Anna Jones". (Everyone we talked to had an Indian or Pakistani accent, and wouldn't likely have names like Jones and Gray.) Said we owed $6,874 and insisted that we stay on the line, go to Safeway, get a payment voucher, and give them the payment voucher information, or my wife would be arrested. We contacted the IRS Local Taxpayer Advocate service and was told that this was a scam attempt, and that they heard of examples like this frequently. We then looked up both of these phone numbers and found the helpful comments cited, which we used to confront the scammer. (She got quite upset and threatening when we confronted her, claiming that all of the people who commented on this web site were behind bars.)

I received the same robotic SCAM message from IRS officer Heather Gray today 6/27/14 in Florida. FYI

My elderly parents received a call from an "Officer Scott Wilson" and his supervisor, "Officer Eric Foster" (both heavily laden with thick Indian Accents. They said to call 202-241-4054 immediately and pay $1795 in monies due to IRS today or Charlotte, NC Sheriff's Office would take them to jail. I called Clt Policy to double check and they confirmed this was a SCAM

We also received the robotic message from Officer Heather Gray to call "instantly" at 202-506-9108 "before we take any legal action against you".

Got same message from same number today.

We just got the call today from robot Agent Heather somthing from 202-506-9812 warning us not the ignore the call or they will take further "action against you". I hung up and tried to call the number but it just rings busy.

Got the robotic call from Heather Gray too, got suspicious, googled the name immediately. This is a scam! these people should be in jail. Leave the hard working citizens alone!

I received a message from Heather Gray 415 area code. I am glad that others have gotten something similar and that it is being reported. I was nervous until I did some research.

I also received a call from the same area code and person!! Glad I saw this!!

I just got a couple of calls to my unlisted home telephone number...202-506-9835 from a mechanical sounding "officer Heather Grey", thanks to you guys I just deleted it from my messages....

I received such a call from this number on April 16, warned of "legal consequence".

We got the same phone call regarding legal matter. Kevin Mccoy was his name and wanted us to call him back.

202-506-9194 is another similar number. It has been over 30 minutes and the sheriff has not arrested me, and to the best of my knowledge, my driver's license has not been suspended. Beware!

Got the same call today a man with Indian accent. Very intmidating, he called from 202-239-6612. I didn't fall for his scam.

Did the Indian guy say "They have a warrant out for your arrest" by chance?

yes, it just happened to me. he said his name was Melvine Bedgick and th the was the IRS audit and that against my name there was a legal petition and that there was a warrant for my arrest. my caller ID said the # was out of area but he left the phone number to call him 888 319 6242

So hopefully there is no legal petition against my name :-)

But then they end the call with "have a blessed day", right? Hahahahaha, these people are morons and thieves.

Same MO here. Melvin says "have a nice day." His # 844-854-5595.

I got the same message from Melvin. I found it hilarious he said please call back immediately we have 3 cases pending towards you and than have a nice day! really? smh lol

The latest phone number for these scumbags is 203-701-1071

Melvin Patrick, or maybe last name Baget, called our home in Nevada today. He had a thick ascent as mentioned before. Same threat about a warrant for arrest over illegal tax evasion, which is the craziest thing in the world to us. Never identified who he was trying to reach - first sign of falseness! Found lots of references here and other places on the Web. Will someone stop this person? The response number he gave was 888-393-2421. Today is Aug. 28, 2014.

Same scam. two numbers 800-829-0922. I called back and it is a # that says it is the IRS. They hijacked the # some how. 2nd Phone # 202-506-9224. Indian accent. person was still there and is actually trying to call me back. Beware. They said they called the sheriff's department for my arrest. A call came in from the same exact number of the Sheriff's department. No arrest yet.

Received 2 calls on 2 different days from "Officer Hannah Gray" for me or my attorney of record to call 202-506-9230. I was told not to ignore this call and I must call before legal action is taken. Called a nearby IRS office; they looked up my info and said they didn't see anything wrong. Have read on IRS website that this is a scam.

Received same call/recorded message.

On May 29, 2014, I also received a call from "Officer Hannah Gray" for me or my attorney of record to call 202-506-9230. I was told not to ignore this call and I must call before legal action is taken.

I received a call from "Officer Hannah Gray" the 1st day then from a "Robert Cruz" the next day. Both using the same number: 202-506-9230. What was odd is that the "Officer Hannah Gray" sounded more robotic/computerized and Robert Cruz's call sounded with more of an accent.

Awww, she or it must have changed their number....same message, this number though 202-506-8583, *67 and call back...sad the government seems to be employing Asian women with poor English to record their answering machine...I left a message alright....really?

Just listened to a message from "Officer Hannah Gray" from the "Internal Revenue" and then it cut out. It did sound robotic and was from 415-251-1037. Since I didn't hear the whole message, I was curious, googled her name and IRS and found this site. Glad I did!

I received the same call today. I received another a month ago. Really this is getting out of hand. I want them to stop calling me.

I got the call from Hanna Grey (it was a synthesized, robotic voice) at 415 251 4089 but the call back number was 415 251 2995. this was today June 18. The scammers are still going.

Same here. They are now hitting phone numbers in the Alameda, ca. area. Same 415 251-2995 return number but the MAGIC JACK phone number was disconnected.

Received my second call from "Hanna Grey". Didn't answer and it went to recording. The front end of the call was cut off but the following is as exact as I can determine:

..... or your retained attorney <??> return the call. The issue at hand is extremely time sensitive. I am Officer Hanna Grey from Internal Revenue Service and the hotline to my division is 202-506-8682. I repeat it is 202-506-8682. Don't disregard this message and do return the call before we take any legal allegation against you. Goodbye and take care.

I received the same message from Heather Gray showing the call came from District of Columbia, phone number 202-506-9882. The robotic message used the same verbiage, that I or my retained attorney needs to call, and return the call before we take any "legal allegation against you." While the phrase "legal allegation" did not make sense, I was still shaken up, not knowing what I could have possibly done wrong. I immediately called my tax preparation representative and left him a v/m, wanting to obtain information and advice from him prior to returning the call. While awaiting a call from him I googled the name Heather Gray and this website immediately popped up. So thank you to all of you who have provided information here, finding this information so readily saved me a lot of anxiety!!

They are hitting NH now. With same name Hannah Gray but different phone number 1-415-251-9782 ""Received a call from female identifying herself as IRS Officer Hannah Gray stating this is time sensitive, with directions to call this hotline number and not "disregard" this message "before we take any legal allegation against you. Goodbye and take care."""

CALLER ID: 1-415-251-9782

"Heather Grey" called CT yesterday as well. My mother was very worried by the call - she has quite enough on her plate and needs no extra stress from a despicable scam. Thanks to all who posted here and whitepages.com for the reverse look-up feature.

Exact same (recorded) message when I answered by phone. But my gal was Julie Smith and number was 202-506-9983.

I had the same thing happened to me with both of those numbers on the day you did. I am getting so upset about this. Just so everyone is aware, if the IT'S needs to get a hold of you, they send a formal letter to you with your ID tax information. This "Deputy Heather Grey" is no more than a scam artist. Don't fall for it.

7/9/14: I got the call today from automated "officer"Heat he Grey. She told us not to ignore the call or face legal action. The # she used this time was: 202-506-9840. I am in MA.

I also received a call on my A/M from Officer Gray yesterday, I did not understand her first name. Some of her comments were: "RETURN THIS CALL BEFORE WE TAKE ANY LEGAL ALLEGATIONS DONE TO YOU".!!!!This is exactly how she said it. I knew immediately it was a scam. The phone # was 202 506-8599

I also got a call from this #202 506-8599 this morning. Wife picked up, and was told to call back or risk going to jail. Freaked us out initially. I called back and was told to call lawyer right away since they going to have me arrested for tax fraud. I was told to prevent this, due to I have a clean record, they'd allow me to settle now without going to court by buying some taxpayer voucher from HomeDepot, or Safeway or Kroger, then go to www.irs.gov to file some form. They will let me know then what to fill. They asked me to stay on the line (cell phone) while I was going to the bank so that they have proof that I am going to do it or theywill transfer my case to the court to issue my warrant. I hang up and called the local sheriff's office, and was told it was a scam. Then I search online and found this website which confirms my suspicion.

This is the same call I got. Sounded convincing at first as my income tax refund has not been issued and they knew that and kept telling me that it was under review until this was settled....so it is scary for them to have this information. I guess I'll see if I am arrested tomorrow morning!!!

The same thing happened to me. Th man with a heavy indian accent said that my husband did not pay his federal taxes. I said he's over seas and the man got surprised. He told me he was going to get arrested and tells me that he's going to come to our home. I told him my husband isn't home and then he tells me that I'm going to get arrested? What a fraud! He told me to ask my husband to call him back. We were frightened so I did. However, nobody picked up. Don't listen to them, it's a huge scam!!!

My husband got a message on the phone where a guy named Kevin told him there is an arrest warrant for him for not paying the whole amount of property tax. When my husband called back he was told to settle out of court for $7500.
He asked Kevin to send an official letter, immediately the phone was cut off.A total scam in the name of IRS!!

Rec'd a phone call this evening wanting my lawyer to call them at 202-751-2565 urgent. They need to truly find these people and punish them

I got this call from heavily accented East Indian named John Williams, the other a Caribbean man named eric foster at 202-241-1435 Said me or my attorney needed to call back and "Good Luck" if I didn't respond. They might of had me if the people were not foreigners. BEWARE!

I found your entry on an internet search of 202-751-2542 (i.e. NOTHING else, just the number -- no "IRS" etc.). I am LIVID having received calls today. I reported it on TIGTA hotline. Can our Government do NOTHING about this?

I was called today by someone with an Indian accent from the IRS named Alex Williams at 202-241-9724, claiming that I owed back taxes. I was called about an hour later by a woman with an Indian accent named Kelly Jones at 202-241-9724 reminding me that I needed to pay up or I would be sued. The TIGTA hotline was busy, so I filed an on-line complaint. I'm on the nocall list, so how do these people get through? Our government is doing nothing about this because I couldn't even get a phone call through to file a complaint! You can't reach the IRS by phone if you try while someone is scaming you by phone!

Got mine this morning! I was dumb enough to call the number "Officer Gray" left, a 202 area code. I got a vm without any identifying information, then my brain woke up. That one sure gets around!

Just got a call this morning from Officer Heather Gray IRS saying something about a lawyer, time sensitive, don't ignore, return call before they take action, etc. I called number, asked name of person there, had heavy oriental accent, said his name was John Miller and he asked for my husband, I said he wasn't there at the moment, I was wife, and what it was about, he asked my name and how to spell it and I kept asking why the call. He began and spoke so fast it was all garbled and I kept saying I CANNOT understand you and I got louder and said I CANNOT EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SAYING !!!!!!!!!!!!!! and he hung up.

Yeah, that's pretty funny the "legal allegations." I knew as soon as I heard that that it was fake designed by someone who doesn't know English.

Got the same Hannah Gray call on answering machine. Said to call (415)251-9150. I knew it was a scam and reported it. Please let your family and friends know.

Hannah Gray here as well .. 202.506.9505.

Got 2 calls from Officer Heather Gray today.
Phone: 415-251-8730.
Says she was with the IRS and it was Urgent.
Hope she calls tomorrow. I have something
Urgent to tell her as well.

Also got a similar call from the phone number 202-470-1419. The person stated himself as Mike Johnson and said he was calling from the IRS... Thought this was suspicious since the phone number does not match the real government IRS phone number.

Fake IRS 202-241-6137

I received a call (on my answering machine) from the "Officer Paul" from the Crime Investigation Department of the IRS, telling me to call back immediately, and not to ignore the call, or they would issue a warrant arrest. The number to call back was 202-241-0291. Please be careful of this scam!
Thank you all for posting! Made me feel so much better to confirm this call was just a scam!

I dont quite know if the person that had called you full name was "Paul Nixon" but i have been getting calls constantly about how my mother will get arrested and everything else you had said i just wanted to know is paul nixon a fake person for scamming? And is it same person

I received a call from this number . We did not file our taxes yet and did not file an extension because we will owe no taxes. He said we wuld be arrested because we did nt file an ext. I told him we were going to see acct and he did not ask any further questions. He said there was a criminal complaint filed. I did not give any info and told him to look into my hstory and he could see that I have never paid any additional taxes, ever. He was not happy and hung up. Spoke to my son this am and he told me of the scam. America has gone down the drain. Thank you for your post.

they call my house today 7/24/14 and Heather grey LEFT A MESSAGE IRS OFICER call her now . I call got nasty indian guy who told me I was being arrested and law suit filed etc did not want me ask question got fed up off my question and told me an officer is coming to arrest me

I'm a UK citizen and living in the UK. Has one of these calls. They left a message stating their name was Catherine Reed asking to call attorney David A Williams at Walsh & Peters LLP, telephone number 3237592099. Hope this info helps avoid these scammers

add to the list:
ryan black
phone 202 864 1319

I keep getting calls for my husband on my phone from a number of 202-864--1332. It comes up Unknown on Caller ID. Mike Jones is his name and says he is with the IRS. It is a very heavy accented Indian sounding guy that says "do not ignore this message or you will be arrested". "If I do not hear from you or your wife, all I can say is good luck". Leaves his number as same above. But when I actually answered his last call, it just hung up. Scammers because we do not owe the IRS anything.

These scammers are now working on NH people. I got a voice mail from 202-506-9761 saying they were an agent from the IRS and I needed to call them back urgently because there was a problem with my tax returns. I called them back and got a Mr. Cooper. He said an officer would be at my door to arrest me if I didn't pay them $5,000 from errors on my tax returns from 2006 - 2012. My wife called the police (from her cell phone) and they told us it was a scam. So I called him a towel head Indian and he started swearing at me. He knew I wasn't falling for his scam anymore!!

Exact same call, same number.

I received a call this morning from officer Julie Smith from the IRS due to taxes due from audit @ 202-241-8723. I called the # and could not get her, but spoke to (supposedly) officer Jose Martin who informed me that an audit done on my 2010-2011 tax returns showed that I have defauded the IRS due to mis-calculation and that they are going to seize my property, suspend my accounts, as well as driver's license and that in 45 min the local police will be at my home to arrest me for up to a year in prison. I asked why I had not received something in the mail and they did not know hte first time, then I pressed more and they said a currier came to the house to provide the papers and no-one was home, so I asked why they did not come to my place of work. I continued to prob on what the problem was, but did get them to tell me the amount due of $3,989. I never allowed the conversation to get to the point of them requesting a payment. I then called back a second time and it went to voice mail, a third time and got officer Dennis Morrison who I refused to provide information to in case they logged my prior call. Both individuals were hispanic who answered and I could hear alot of noise in background like it was a call center or should I say a hoax center.

I received two calls today from 866 978 8320 telling me if I didn't call back, I could be arrested. unbelievable.

These scammers have been calling and my home and leaving messages off and on for the last two months. The caller(s) has an obvious Asian/Indian accent. They threaten me wider consequences if I don't get back with them and resolve my issue. Last month I tried calling back, but the number was no longer in service ( they must have gotten shutdown on that line). Yesterday I was in luck. They caught me at home. I let the guy get out that he was an officer calling on behalf of the IRS. I called him a scammer and told him he should ashame o himself trying to take people's money from them. He told something about me be arrested. I told him repeatedly to come arrest me. I insisted in fact that he come over and " hook me up" right now. I repeatedly attempted to shame him. He tried to intimidate me, but eventually saw that wasn't going to work so he hung up. Today Cynthia Melvin called from the same number 1-866-978-6883 and left another threatening message. I called back repeatedly calling them lying scammers only to be hung up on each time. After have my fun. I left their number on the real IRS hotline for scammers.

I received a similar voice message from a man with a thick Indian accent, named Daniel Koosch(?)stating they were from the Audit Department of the IRS. That they received a complaint regarding tax fraud about me and were going to turn this over to the Federal Claaims Court. And I needed to respond if I didn't want an arrest warrant being issued. Called the 888-390-7878 number and it was disconnected. Call came in from a "private number". Glad a did a bit of research and found this. Going to report them ASAP.

I would love to know the number or url: where you could actually leave some pertinent numbers and info. I just got something where I could leave my name and the fact that I had been repeatedly called from various numbers by people impersonating IRS agents.

You can file an online complaint at www.ftc.gov/complaint. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint. You can also call 1-877-FTC-HELP. You can also report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484 or online.

I received two calls today from 866 978 8320 telling me if I didn't call back, I could be arrested. unbelievable.

I got fake IRS call from this number 888 918 0509 saying I am doing fraud and make arrangements to make penlties

This guy is calling from India and he has your last 4-digit SS# because it is very common to obtain now in days. He claims his name is George but his accent is clearly Hindi. He claims that he has legal IRS documents and that you need to call back this number 866-978-6902 to get more information before he sends you to the authorities. Can someone block this number for good so he won't be calling people?

You could ask your phone provider if they charge for a service that blocks that number, but remember that techonology allows scammers to use different numbers easily, so it might not be worth paying a fee to block a number that will almost always change. The best thing to do is hang up the phone without pressing any buttons or calling back.

I had the same guy named George with an Indian accent that called me 3 times today. He finally left a message saying that he's calling from Crime Investigation Department of Internal Revenue Service. He said that they received a legal petition of my name under my social security number. He also mentioned that before this matter go into the court house....Then he took another call and his message got cut off with him answering another call. The sound quality was cutting in and out as well like he was on a cell phone or using an internet call service.

I called the actual IRS just to double check if anything is pending or something came up with my return. I was told by the actual agent that it's more likely a SCAM and she can't find anything.

The phone number that came up 3 times was 911 which was totally weird because why would someone call me from that number? Also, this morning there was a number from 1 800 829 1040. When you call that number it says "Welcome to the Internal Revenue Service". Not sure if this number is from the actual IRS people or not. BE AWARE!

1-800-829-1040 is the number of the IRS. See their official webpage.

just got a call from Brian Jones 315-210-6164 saying that he was an officer.and if I didn't call back I could be arrested.or if he didn't hear from my lawyer.I would suffer the consequences.I thought Brian Jones played with the Rolling Stones,And died back in 1969.

I know I got the same

I got the same call from a "Mac Jones" and I told him I knew right away it was a scam and to stick it up his ass!

PHONE SCAM
Josh Thompson continues to call our house threatening that police are on their way due to IRS and Identity Theft 202-280-7675

I also got one of those fake calls, mine was from "David Cooper", at 917-300-3102. Now I live in CA. I checked where the 917 area code was from, it is from N Y, I then knew for sure that it was a scam. So I checked further to see exactly where it was from, it said Queens. I know for certain, that IRS will notify you by mail if there is anything wrong, not phone. The person had a very heavy accent. After I found out what I wanted to know about this person, I called the number to tell his ass off. What I got was a voice mail telling me that the person with the Jack phone, was not available, and to please leave a message. So I did, I told him not to call me again, that the IRS notify by mail not phone calls, and that he was running a ragged assed scam.

After I hung up, I filled a complaint with the FTC, and put both my landline and cell number on the do not call list.

I got a call from Queens ,NY - only the guy claimed to be an FBI agent demanding $ or I would be arrested- and he knew my address and SS #.
I called the real FBI, reported it and was told to also notify my local police department, which I did.
Sure, I was nervous listening to the scamster's threats - but I remembered, that I NEVER have to agree to pay anything over the phone ! Remember that, NEVER, and your money will be safe.

I have been getting threatening and verbally abusive calls from this same "Josh" guy with the same 202-280-7675 number for the last 3 weeks. He has a heavy indian accent. I reported to FTC, and I told him the same thing, but he does not care. They are definitely scamming a whole bunch of innocent folks.

I was called on my Cell Phone from a NY Number - 917-387-1618 saying they are from IRS and then saying actually they are from Homeland Security Department. This man had my first and last name too and it seemed he was reading off a scripted message and had an accent that did not sound American. I feel these are scammers located outside United States using call center company numbers to humiliate US customers. We need to have FBI or some Interpol agency look at these scams because if US citizens personal information is floating outside the United States - IT IS NOT GOOD!

I already filed a complaint with FTC.

888-887-2003 Man with accent claiming to be IRS REPRESENTATIVE demanded $5000.00 immediately & threatened local police would arrive in 30 minutes to arrest my mom if she didn't pay. He accurately knew my mom's full name and the actual name of our local police department. She was terrified. Please find this man. He is stealing thousands from the United States.

My experience was similar to other posts. They called me yesterday, didn't ask for money, but told me the police would be at my place of business within 45 minutes to arrest me. They said I had ignored certified mail and that I had been audited and that tax fraud charges were being filed. Unfortunately I was so rattled I believed him to be a IRS rep and provided my SSN and address. If you make the same mistake you will have to call all three credit bureaus, bank, credit cards to file fraud warning. And contact Social Security. Law enforcement will not even take a report until actual identity theft has occurred.
The supposed IRS agents wouldn't give me any information but told me that the police would have the paperwork. They didn't even tell me the amount I supposedly owed. It took me almost an hour to get though to the IRS to confirm it was a hoax.

This guy was a piece of work. Said his name was Mike Johnson - had a heavy Indian accent and he got mad because I could not understand him. Number was 202-241-4103. I requested to talk to his supervisor and then "George" came on the line....Yep, you guest it - another Indian fella. They threatened me with taxes owed and that they were going to send a Sheriff Deputy, a Homeland Security person along with an IRS agent to my house. I needed to get 3 yrs of my taxes ready plus a check for $1600 when they get to my house. No personal info was given. He said that they will call me back to set-up an appointment to meet at my house. Let's see if he calls me back ..... I know I should just hang up, but I want to have fun and get these guys aggravated. Stay tuned ....

they cxalled me up too this fellow need to be in jail..heres there other number 202 631 7908

I’ve got a voice message yesterday from 202-241-4905 (are they using a series of phone numbers?).
When I called the number, I got an answering machine supposedly for the “IRS Investigations Unit”. I did not leave a message, but a "Nick Parker" called me back within a couple of minutes, heavy accent, very hard to understand. He introduced himself as a special IRS agent with "Crime Investigations" (not “criminal investigations”?) and said I have been mailed twice notices “to my doorsteps” that I have committed tax fraud and not responded , and this was just "informational" for me, and that the local Police will come to arrest me within 45'.
And here was the red flag: "how do you want to deal with this?"
I kind of smelled something was off and turned the table around on him. I asked him for which specific unit does he work for, and under which division. He mumbled something about GSA – red flag: as far as I know, the GSA (which is the U.S. General Services Administration) is managing assets of the Federal government and is charged with acquisitions and procurements, not with enforcing tax fraud! When I started pressing for specifics he transferred me to his supervisor, "John Tiller". Still a thick accent, but a more articulate individual - and more aggressive in tactics.
When I asked what his title is, he responded he is the Deputy Chief of Crime Investigations. Red flag again: Really? A Deputy Chief makes direct calls to taxpayers?
Through his thick accent, I thought I’ve heard some minor discrepancies in the spelling of my name and of my address. The (real) IRS has all the correct info, so I've asked this individual to repeat it and, just as I suspected, it was slightly off – at this point I had more than enough flags for me.
I've asked them for which tax year I was supposedly investigated for and "John Tiller" would not comment: "it's an open investigation".
I told this guy I will actually head over to my local PD right then, and he had the audacity to tell me that I would be doing them a favor, since I would be locked up on the spot. He would fax an “IRS arrest warrant” to my local Police station that would be waiting to cuff me up.
I had a good laugh with our very cooperative local Police. It looks like these characters have also just called our Police dispatcher with a quite similar scenario. For kicks, she offered to "John Tiller" to handcuff herself !!! I just wish I could have seen his face…
When I got back home, I saw on the missed calls that they have tried calling me again, without leaving a message. Guess they thought I was bluffing when I told them I was going to the Police station to file a report…
Just for my peace of mind, I did call the IRS today at 800-829-1040 and verified that everything is in order. It took a bit of a wait to get a rep on the line, but yeah, I’m still here, and not on bail… Nice try!

heres there phone number 202 241 2116 and the guy who called me have a thick arabic accent .

Mine was Indian accent for calling me 20times in 30mins!!

516-515-7671 Same thing, his name was Adam Clark, with Indian accent. I laughed. If I did't pay 2500.00 I would go to prison for 5 years.

I have received at least 7 calls. First one sent me into panic mode. The crook hung up on me since there was a bad connection. I went and looked up the number and realized it was a scam. They continued to call and each time I was very facetious, which got me hung up on. I just called them back. Repeatedly! All weekend! They were asking me not to call anymore. I figured if I had them on the phone it was one less person able to return their calls hence one less person scammed. I reported this to the IRS identity theft line. The IRS agent informed me she gets many calls from the elderly and immigrants who have actually given their money to these people. They do not believe these persons are located on American soil and once you wire money out of the US, there isn't much that can be done.
I was reading this blog and wrote down a majority of the numbers that were posted. Majority of the numbers are from the carrier YMAX Communications. Most say D.C, but some say NY and CA. It looks like an American Company, why can't we go after them?

I did the same thing. Called them constantly and spoke to three separate person (actually one who kept changing his name.) The calls ended with him cussing at me when I told him the whole thing was a joke. Just received a call from another number and the same guy (different name) immediately began cussing at me when I told him he sounded like the other two guys. Obviously a SCAM!

Scammers, using ph# 202 241-4918 just called me 5/8/14 left a message saying do not ignore this phone call IRS Dept. Tips when I called 1. IRS does not call you! 2. I took a long time for the phone to connect...because they are spoofing from india(probably) to a washington D.C. address. 3. reverse phone # search reveals this called originated from a mobile phone. 4. They (person answering and people in the background had a distinct indian accents also). 5. the fake officer never gave a badge number (real or fake to me). 6. I know my son already received his refund! So everything was kosher!

Thank you for your comment. I got a message on my home landline for the same reply phone number. I hope that these scammers will be caught and punished by the Federal Government with huge fine and forbidden from having phone service and bank account or credit card or any payment account, so that they can only use cash and difficult to receive payment.

A lady calling from 616-264-0485 called my elderly mother insisting that she owes back taxes. I am a lawyer and was home visiting so my mother gave me the phone. When pressed for more information, the lady referred me to Michael Carter at 415-251-8500 (note: number is a common telemarketing number) claiming that he was an IRS "Senior Investigative Officer" and gave me the case number 846108. These people are awful individuals who should be ashamed of themselves.

I just got a call from 202-506-9461 from "Mark Dotson" ordering me to have my tax attorney contact him about litigation. I asked him what was the problem and said I don't owe any back taxes. He told me to call Michael Carter (at that same number) a reference cas @218255. Had a heavy Indian accent.
I called the number and asked for "Michael Carter" and - I swear it was the same guy - andswered and said "This is Jose' and said Michael Carter wasn't there and I needed to give them my tax attorney's number to send them the litigation papers. I said no, send them directly to me.
And he hung up.
How stupid do they think we are?
I know IRS would not contact one that way.
I am reporting to FTC as well.
What creeps.

They called me today from 630-560-9038 & said they are the irs. The said they I wired money over seas and owe taxes on this money, which was complete BS. I told the scammer the IRS doesn't call people like that and they send mail first. He then threaten that he would have me arrested in 25 minutes. I laughed and reported it. This is a horrible predicament to be put in. What if I didn't know they were scammers I'm sure it works on non suspecting or vulnerable people. I wish they catch people like them. They are brazen because you can call them back and they will answer the phone then curse at you. Please arrest these scums of the earth.

Another scam! Happy to have found this website which confirmed our suspicions - very similar story: Indian man with a Western name, then referred to his Indian supervisor. Number was 202-241-2163. Claimed that two letters were sent by Fed Ex to the apartment, although never received. Threatened to send IRS officers to the house within three minutes if I hung up the phone.

#888-885-8573

That's the number that called. They claimed that my mother was misreporting nearly $5,000 of tax. She has low income and has not nothing to hide (because there are refunds). "James Anderson", "Jason O'Connor". Very hostile on the phone, asked if we had a Safeway or Home Depot near us, threatened us that my mom would be arrested as soon as she hung up by the local Sheriff's Department. Big red sign were the accents, and ALSO, they DID NOT have my mother's age right. Off by 25 years!
DON'T BE SCARED of these people, IRS will never call, and will always send you multiple letters.
We called up IRS ourself (the actual IRS) and was confirmed it was a scam and that my mother was up to date with her taxes.

DON'T PICK UP, DON'T CALL BACK, OR HANG UP.

Got a call today from Officer Kevin Anderson (202) 864-1223 who informed me that I was being investigated for tax claim. These CLOWNS are so stupid with trying to sound American ain't nobody got time for that.

Don't reply to 585-633-1814. Reported to Obama's IRS Inspector General, like something will happen.

I got the same phone call today. Same number.

I got the same call 2 days in a row now from this number and a guy named, Daniel Walker. IRS calling about a tax matter...told him that the person he's looking for isn't home. He gave me the number on the Caller ID as the callback number. I knew it was a scam and did not answer the call today. =)

Received the same threatening phone call from a Daniel Walker from 585-633-1814. Called back and the call got disconnected immediately. I work in an accounting office so i knew it was a scam but i wanted to hear what these idiots had to say. Hopefully people are catching on and will totally ignore them. As mentioned, the IRS will not call you unless you have put a call into them first.

I got this call, too. left 2 VMs speaking in another language, sounded like Spanish but the connection was so bad that I had a hard time hearing.

I received a call from Melvin Bagic, he has an accent telling me he was with the "Crime Investigation unit of the Internal Revenue Service, he has received a legal petition against my name, however he never states my name, regarding tax evasion and tax fraud. and before they go ahead and execute this matter into the Federal Claim Court house. Before they start the investigation procedure if I need any information kindly call them back on their call back number. 202-864-1255 Don't disregard this message and do return the call if you really want to know about this matter. "
Please be aware of this jerk!!

I got the same message

I received the exact same scripted message from Melvin Bagic as well. These low life idiots make me sick.

We got the exact same call what did find out about this was fake or what do you do the verify this?

I just got a call from "Melvin". glad i looked into it further. How these people aren't easily traced and arrested for committing their own brand of fraud i'll never know

Got 2 VM's last night - identical - could have been pre-recorded! Called back, the guy on the phone sounded different, very weird, threatening to go ahead with the IRS Lawsuit, gotta call IRS now to double check, but looks like this cold be a scam by reading I'm not along, somewhat relieved because I know my returns are OK as I do them myself via Turbo Tax.

I received the exact same message on my answering machine at 8:05 this morning. I filed reports with the IRS and FTC.

Same scenario, same name, same threats. Today around 1 pm LA. Tried call back nmbr 202 864-1255. All circuits r busy.....
Call came from NY area 347 559-0378.

I too am getting calls from the 347-559-0378 number, but they are calling from New York to my parents home, where I have never lived!! They are freaking out my parents thinking that I am getting into trouble!! Dumb people! I had to explain to my Dad that this is a scam.

I just got the same caller, Melvin, left a message. His accent was so thick, when he said "Internal Revenue Service" I thought he said "H&R Block" (who I do my taxes with). Called H&R block and they assured me it was probably a scam. Googled his name and sure enough, scam indeed. Will report this.

got call from 202-239-2614,as IRS .its a scam.

called me today
the number was 317 641 1056 the guys name was ethan jones and he had a full indian accent

Got a call this morning from an idian man who said his name was officer cooperman calling from the IRS he said I committed fraud and if i dont wire money to him the cops would be at my door step on monday morning...did some research realized it was a scam called "mr cooperman" back and cursed him out he called me a stupid b**** and hanged up..he has nothing better to do than steal from hard working people
his phone number was 516-515-7671

I just received a call and was given the number 202-506-9461, contact was Michael Carter. When I called the mailbox was full. I was also given a case number.

I received a call from Alex Starr with a phone number of 202-506-9461 also. He stated he was from the IRS tax litigation dept. He also stated to not attempt to ignore this call of delete. He also stated he has attempted to reach me 3 times, this is a serious matter and legal action will take place if he is not contacted. Alex had an "India" accent, difficult to understand - mispronounced many English words. Where is the 202 area code to? File a complaint with the FTC.

Ya, they called me last week, Heather Gray was the name and the number was 202 506-9457, watch out for this scam.

This morning I received a call from a man with a heavy Indian accent identifying himself as officer Peter (last name unintelligible), although he first identified himself by a different unintelligible name, saying he was from the IRS audit department, and that if I did not provide him with my age and address that he was going to issue a court summons for my arrest.
I told him I would be reporting him to the IRS, as I have always filed my taxes honestly and correctly.
The number was 1877-395-4886.

everyone receiving a call from these low life pathetic criminals should call them back and keep them on the phone as long as you can. pretend that you believe them and then when they ask you to go to home deport (or elsewhere) just laugh and tell them to come and get you.

202-241-8934 is the number I received a call from, total scam.

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