Scammers continuing to pose as IRS agents

Tax season may be over, but scammers posing as IRS officials continue to call, saying people owe taxes and better pay up. They threaten to arrest or deport people, revoke a license, or even shut down a business. How do they do it? By rigging caller ID information to appear as if the IRS is calling, and sometimes even making a follow-up call claiming to be the police or the DMV.

We posted about this last month, and got a tremendous response from readers. Lots of people wrote to tell us about variations of the scam: robocalls from “Heather” from the IRS, or calls claiming to be from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and mentioning IRS codes. But the scam always ends the same way: a demand for money loaded on a prepaid debit card, sent through a wire transfer, or paid by credit card.

If you get a call or email like this, report it. Here’s how:

  • File a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/complaint. From the complaint homepage, select “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.” In the notes, please include “IRS Telephone Scam.”
  • If it’s an email, forward it to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov. Don’t open any attachments or click on any links in those emails.
  • If you owe — or think you owe — federal taxes, call the IRS at 800-829-1040 or go to irs.gov. IRS workers can help you with your payment questions.

The IRS doesn’t ask people to pay with prepaid debit cards or wire transfers, and doesn’t ask for credit card numbers over the phone. When the IRS contacts people about unpaid taxes, they do it by postal mail, not by phone. Read Government Imposter Scams for more tips on avoiding a scam.

And what if you got a robocall from Heather or someone else? In addition to reporting it:

  • Hang up the phone. Don't press 1 to speak to a live operator and don't press any other number to get your number off the list. If you respond by pressing any number, it will probably just lead to more robocalls.
  • Consider contacting your phone provider and asking them to block the number, and whether they charge for that service. Remember that telemarketers change Caller ID information easily and often, so it might not be worth paying a fee to block a number that will change.
Tagged with: IRS, phishing, scam, tax

Comments

I just got a call from 888-909-8081, mentioning his name as Officer Dary Cooper

I got a similar call on 6/11/14 mentioning that his name is a Officer Gary Jordan, a company for IRS and that I or my attorney should call him immediately, number 202-864-1257.

Received a phone call today from an Indian guy named Jack Dawson. He said he can be reached at 1-800-829-1040. Please beware!

like dede, we got a call at 11:45 from a "Jack Dawson" today threatening arrest from the police due to IRS fraud. Phone numbers he gave us: 202-609-7007 and 800-829-1040.
YES, be very aware!!!

You can report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484 or online. You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments in your complaint.

Received 2 phone calls, one from an Indian guy with return number 202-391-0976 last June 11 and another one today July 01 from a lady claiming to be from IRS, talking about "time sensitive issues" with return number 202-506-8045.

Like in the movie, "Titanic"!

i didnt pick up the call, but they left me voicemails. they have been calling and i refuse to pick up because at first i didnt know the number. now its just annoying. and i can barely understand what they are saying, just that he is an officer. at the end of his message, he said for me to call him or have a good day or have a good day in jail. wth! i cant deal with scammers. i know what debt i have out there and i surely dont have debt to pay from these people.

i got the same call!!! the "have a good day in jail" at the end of the call was the give-away for me on it being a scam. Mine came from 202-280-7127. I'm considering getting rid of my home phone altogether, i'm so sick of these calls!

I had a call, a voice generated call from some one claiming to be from the IRS and needing me to return a call at 202-609-7010 pertaining to a claim against my name.I called and left a voice mail with my name & number for a call back to see how much info I could get on them...waiting for a call back inwhich i will reply to put everything in writing and will contact the IRS TIGTA with their info.

I have been going through the same stuff! They knew my SS, address, work info, etc. they called my job repeatedly today and from my understanding they stopped. I was told I had violated federal laws and it was the office of California attorney general. They threatened me that the call was being recorded and not to use vulgar language. They also warned me that I would be put in prison in Cincinnati Ohio and said to spend time with my family because they will be here in the morning. They even routed the number through the local police depr and 911. They never asked for money so I'm clueless as to what their real intentions were.

I got a message from someone with a very thick accent--I couldn't decipher the name--who told me she was with the "variagas" internal revenue service, there was a judgement against my name and to call before I was arrested @ 1-844-241-1464.

We've received a very similar call recently. A man with a very thick accent claimed to be "Pete Williams" working with "sheriff office" and "IRS" about an issue concerning my husband and his social security number. In the message left, he gave us an officer's name who is working on the case, told us that the authorities will be coming to our doorstep, that there would be legal action, and that my husband's credit score will be penalized 65 points. He ended the message with a phone number with a 202 area code, repeated the number, told us not to delay, and ended with "good luck." Strangest message, obviously scamming.

I got two calls yesterday from this Indian guy, I live in michigan, it was the (202) area code but 2 different numbers. He left a very nasty message on my voicemail, however he had the name and gender wrong for who he was calling for. He was very threatening. He called back later and I answered he asked for a "kassim"?? So hard to understand him. I told him he had the wrong number and he yelled at me saying "No!! I don't have the wrong number you are lying and are going to go to jail" I smelled his bs a mile away. I yelled at him for a couple of minutes calling him a mother fer and telling him to F off. He was super rude and threatening. It wasn't hard to know this guy was a scammer. Never give your information over the phone. And if he really was irs he wouldn't have been so mean right off the bat. Hope these jerks get caught!!

Got the same nasty message, when I called back it got really weird. No specific information, just pay through the EFTTS system at Winn Dixie Supermarket after withdrawing cash from the bank. Same thing: an Indian man that threatened me with jail if I didn't pay, same area code (202) and when I said I was at the sheriff's dept. he hung up.

I just a call from a man and a woman yesterday. They both had very heavy Indian accent. They said I had violated Federal tax codes (woman listed several violations) and if I didn't pay $1400 over the phone, the case is filed tomorrow and I would be arrested for federal crimes. Clearly, they knew my name, my phone number and current address. The number came from 202 area code.

Yes I got a similar call. I became upset and told the guy with the thick Indian accent that he sounded very suspicious and I didn't believe he was who he claimed to be. He said he would mail a letter to my address and hung up. Good riddance.

Just received a call from 202-506-8051 stating his name is Allen Blackman and he is an agent from the IRS. He said I needed to call his boss at the same number and ask for extension 101. I knew something was up so I called back and stated that I am recording the call and that I would like to know what country they are in. He stated they are in Africa and they have permission from the IRS to use the name since they collect so much money for them.

I received a voicemail for the same number (202-506-8051) threatning legal action and not describing the reason. Have you contacted cops yet?

I got a call from Allen Blackman 202-506-8051 today. Same words as above. I also reported him at tigta.gov

Same here. I got a call from Kevin Shall 888-393-2430. These people need to be put in jail.

I have received three days worth of calls, with a couple nasty voicemails. This "thick accented" dude claims to be "Benjamin" and "William" interchangeably. I have spoken with him twice urging him to quit. Obviously, he hasn't... Phone # comes up as 202-506-9930

I have also just reported the same thing. Received the call from 202-241-6146 on my answering machine, but the accent was so thick and east indian, I could not understand it, but the caller ID, showed IRS. Called back and was threatened with money laundering and tax fraud warrant and they would be at my door in 30 minutes! I told them it was BS and became very aggressive with them hanging up. Called local PD..no help unless actual moneies are lost. Was referred to IRS TIGTA website and also this website. No name mentioned that I could understand.

I live in Nevada and received a similar call that was I guess a "robo" call. Voice sounded like and older male - no accent. Msg stated that there would be an arrest warrant sent out the same evening if I did not call a "1-202" number. I was so frightened by the call I did not remember the rest of the number, but when I checked my caller ID a 1-800-829-1040 number displayed. It is an IRS number, but a live person is not available to talk to, so I called the FTC. Thank goodness, because I guess this is quite the scam going around. Please, BEWARE, of this kind of scam and never call the number back! Report incident to the FTC!

I just got a call from 415-251-1037 from someone claiming to be agent James Anderson. He had a strong Indian accent and stumbled over several English words. He said he was going to read an affidavit to me and that I could not interrupt him, but could ask questions at the end. When I refused to agree to this he quickly hung up. It was an obvious scam - really quite amateurish. These people are so stupid yet brazen. I hope they are caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Too bad stealing from an American is not a crime in many parts of the world.

I have gotten 2 threatening calls today from an Officer Eric Foster at 202-864-1282z

Today, my daughter spoke to a guy with a very strong accent who claimed to be Eric Harden from the IRS. He told her to have me call him back at 202-506-9461 and even gave her a case number. My phone registered his call as a private number. I have received similar calls in March and May while I was out of the country. This was the fourth time.

Received two messages on my answering machine in the past two days from this guy with a thick Indian accent. Told me to call him back at 202 506 9461... Same exact number telling me I owed the irs loads of money and I was going to be arrested. Would not read the charges to me again so I could write them down.

I just got 2 during business hours today the calls on my T-mobile network android Samsung Galaxy 4 cell"Need you or your retained attty of record to return the call the issue at hand is extremely time sensitive, My Officer HEATHER GREY from the internal revenue service . The hotline to my division is
FROM WASHINGTON DC NUMBER 202 506-8602 This is the Hotline to my division dont disregard this message and do return the call before any legal allegation against you. Goodbye and take care.

Just got same calls today. Indian accents threars about taking all my money, cars, house and drivers license. It was 202-506-8459 number, similar to all above. The number is listed to Ymax Oration. Filed her and with inspector general. Wanted to reach through phone ane punch him. Good luck all.

At 9.24am, I received a women message detailing the message with the time sensitive matters with IRS. Right away, I called the number (202-506-8147) and a guy picked up. He introduced himself as a FBI Damon something investigating IRS frauds. He sounded very official by using some IRS terms. He asked for my attorney number to clear up 10 years of unpaid taxes. I asked him if he can send me a letter explaining what went wrong on our returns. He said the letter got back to him because I was not home. He said he would have to arrest me by the police and be put in jail for a year. In addition, the IRS would take our house, all of the credit cards and bank balances.

I was very afraid and looked his number up on whitepages. It happened to be the same name as mentioned by other complaints. I am very confused now if he is legit or fake.

I too received a call from this same number (202-506-8147) and received an automated voicemail from a women telling me to call this number. I haven't called the number back

my boyfriend got the same call. My friend researched the # it was from unknown. We called them back and he was very rude when we asked who they were, then the he said f... You and hung up. We called them from several numbers after that and type him we knew it was a scam. finally after calling them about 5 times, he said "ya this is a scam and there is nothing you can do to me for it". Do NOT send any money, they are robbing people blind by playing on their fears. We are going to keep calling them all day, it is turning out to be a good way to get information about them to add to our report to the IRS. My friend just called again and he said they have been doing this for 5 years.

don't worry - it's beyond fake! reverse look up and you will see 800 other people they tried to do this too. they are so stupid, it's laughable.

I had a call, 7 or 8 in fact, from an "Office Nathan Brooks" claiming to be with a Tax Crime Investigation Unit in Brooklyn. I returned the first call and have lived to regret it except for the fact that I hope to be able to help other avoid this terror. Yes, besides it being a scam, or was a kind of terrorist attack. Simply put, I was terrorized. Told that after a "statutory audit" by the "federal IRS" that began in 2008 and ended in March 14, I was found to have deliberated defrauded the IRA; I was then read four charges against me, told the number I owed, told that documentation delivered to my home was not signed for by me, and told there was a warrant out for my arrest and that if I insisted on a third delivery of this (fake) documentation, I would be subject to arrest and face 3.5 years "behind bars". I need to take this further.... as high up as to the FBI. Just wanted everyone to hear from yet one more victim.

I received a call from 202-506-8147 from Officer Julie Smith and stating I needed to address my IRS payment immediately. I returned the call and a man with a heavy Spanish ascent named Officer Leo Watson. I asked if he had a badge number and he gave me badge number 102485 then I asked him to repeat it and he gave me the number 100485. I hung up immediately and looked the number up online and found all these reports. BEWARE!!

I got a phone call and the number was 202-506-8147 it is a scam. an IRS officer will tell you his officer number, and they don't call you, they send you registered letters.

My son got a message this morning on his cellphone from the same number 202-506-8147. The woman voice claims legal action if he does not call back.

I received a threatening phone call from a male caller claiming to be Officer Barry Foster (202) 864-1330. The call was an obvious scam as the caller used threatening, unprofessional language saying "you're stupid to ignore this call" He continued with more threats such as "you'll be sorry and will deserve all that you get because there will be no hope for you..."

I got a call yesterday from a "Kevin Brown" from a (252) area code. He left me a message stating that I needed to call him back ASAP and if I didn't "He wished me good luck on the outcome." He then called me back after 2-3 hours. He stated in a very, very thick Indian accent (I could barely understand him) that he was with the Department of Legal Affairs. He told me that I owed $1,600.00+ on taxes from 2008-2012...ummmm it's 2014 and I've NEVER gotten anything remotely close to this in the mail! At first I was really flustered and didn't know what to do. So I got upset and I was demanding that he tell me exactly why I owed this amount of money. My roommate heard me from the other room so she came in and listened to my call. She then told "Kevin" that he was full of it and he proceeded to curse and say that I was going to get "served" the next day b/c I was "delinquent on taxes"...total BS. So after that I called my attorney friend and he told me that I did the right thing. "Kevin" knew my address, but he didn't give me any other info about myself. He threatened me with jail time and told me that I was going to be "served" the next day. So everyone beware of "Kevin" from the phone number (252)389-9003!!!

The scammer gave me this number to call and talk to a Criminal IRS Agent (209) 506-9761. I was so angered by the scam call that I called the number over 100 times in a 2 hour period until the scammer would answer my questions as to he was. He said "he was working out of his house in Pakistan with 5 other callers. I told him that he was a thief and asked him to tell me "why he was preying on Americans". He gave me some excuse about him being fired by a US company and unable to get a job. Then he tried to guilt me into giving him $500.

How many people probably fall for these types of Scams?

My scammer's name was Jerry Arthur, and he said he was from the Out of Court Resolution office of the IRS. Number on my phone showed 302-504-6258. I was so scared, as I was threatened with deportation, jail, etc. I gave him my debit card number and PIN number, then walked into our officer manager's office while I was still holding after speaking to the second person, a woman. When I told my office manager I was on the phone with the IRS and they were sending a policeman to my house to arrest me, she said, "Don't give them your account number!" When I told her I had already done so, she took my phone and my card and sent me directly to my bank. I was able to get a printout of my account and block my account for any withdrawals. To be on the safe side, I am changing my account number.

Got 2 "robocalls" on our voicemail today from Melvin @ the IRS audit dept. Forget the fact that we couldn't understand him because of that middle eastern accent, but apparently the IRS is going to arrest us on tax evasion tax fraud (he couldn't make up his mind). No wonder their country is so f***d up!

I am a tax examiner and am required by our Internal Revenue Manual to make outcalls to resolve issues, so when you state agents don't call on taxes, this is false. It makes my job a lot more difficult because the person will think I'm a scammer, when I am actually just trying to help resolve their issue. The rest of the article is helpful. However, if it is an individual, 800-829-0922 is a better number than 800-829-1040 (tax law). If the person is in collection status, then they need to call 800-829-7650 (automated collection service). The best bet is to call the number in the notice received.

If you're a tax examiner, why are you commenting on the FTCs comment and reply page for consumers. Shouldn't you engage the FTC through official government channels, rather than contradict their postings on a consumer alert page? The IRS stated that they would never make initiL contact via the phone. I'm more apt to trust them than you. If you're truly an IRS employee, I'd recommend you address your concern via official government channels, not via contradictory statements in the FTC's consumer web page. If you're an IRS agent, you should be able to provide reverence in the CRF substantiating your statements.

I believe you nailed him quite well. Thanks

You are called his bluff!!!! BRAVO!!!! Scammers are sometimes amateurs and give themselves away. Give them a rope and let them "tie themselves up."

Wells Fargo has stolen money from my business checking account on Feb 3,2014

Fed gov should force phone companies to do their share and block these calls. They have enormous profits, they have the knowledge to accomplish this more than the consumers. Do not call lists are a joke on us.

Totally agree. Phone companies should not forward any unverified caller id from VoIP companies. Consumers should be able to force phone companies to trace the scammers and block their calls or turn them over to authorities. FTC is busy writing blogs about outlet malls when they should take this crime seriuosly and apprenhend the criminals.
Who do they think that these criminals can not be caught? Why isn't FTC recommending congress pass law to bring money order and cash card companies like Green Dot Money Pak come under same requirments as credit card companies. i.e. any loss over $50 should be responsibility of Money Pak issuer. Then they will start detecting the fraud and block it before it gets out of hand like credit card companies do.

Why just government arrests these people?! The guy with Indian accent who robbed me is consistently in almost every claim! He deserves the worse punishment because that money was suppose to be spend for my dad heart surgery!

I agree! These scammers indeed deserve to be punished heavily for their crime! They steal other people's hard-earned money and don't consider what that money's supposed to be for.

How surprising is that in 21 century we are not able to track few phone numbers or/and prepaid debit card numbers! I do not feel safe anymore in the most powerful country on earth!

They cannot be caught because NSA and CIA are busy snooping on innoscent people

Are you telling me we are on our own?no protection or compensation whatsoever?

The banks should be responsible to refund the monies because they know who received the funds through their systems

But how about prepaid debit card? Are they able to track them too?if yes why am I not getting anything here?!

Yes all debit cards can be traced. What did the debit card company tell you? They know where the money was transferred (if from one card to another). They also know the IP address of the scammer when he must have logged into the debit card company's website to transfer the money from your card to his card. They may not know his name but they know the card numbers. Visa, Master Card and American Express processes all debit cards regardless of who issues them. They know exactly where and when the money from these cards was used to purchase goods or get money from ATM machines. Exactly which cash register at which store at what time of the day. There are also cameras at cash registers at stores and at ATM machines.
Hold your debit card company's feet to fire. Don't give up until they trace the full electronic signature and have them cooperate with FTC or local Police.
They will try to blow you off, but do not give up. It is not too late.
Good Luck my friend.

Today I received a call from ROBO IRS Agent Heather telling me and my attorney to contact them immediately. The number she gave was 585-444-6953. BEWARE.

Must be making their rounds in Colorado. It's very hard to tell if ROBO IRS, until you here that there is a partial msg cut off at the start of the msg. I had to listen to it a few times, I thought she said "Agent Hannah Grey" and same msg that was left with Jim In Colorodo, but number was totally different, an actual caller ID set up as IRS with a DC # starting with 202.

I received a Robo IRS call yesterday from "Officer Heather Grey" to call back (415)251-1037. Like a dummy, I called back and this man answered with a strong accent claiming to be an IRS investigating officer. He didn't ask for money, but he told me that I owed the IRS $6500 and that I'm going to be arrested in a couple of hours. He told me that I didn't respond to a letter from the IRS that was mailed back in March. I never received a mail from the IRS and I don't owe any taxes this year!!!
I was so scared to death, it ruined my whole day!

I just got that same call from that same person today!
I was pretty sure it was a scam, I could barely understand them, and they said I'd be arrested within 2 hours. I said, "well let them come get me!" Then I called our local police dept. and the Attorney General's office and reported them. I then called them back and gave them a piece of my mind, plus told them they would be the ones arrested! The guy started singing to me!!! I just hung up. What losers!!!

I just got the exact same call from the same ROBO caller. Heather Gray but I thought it said Heda Gray.

I received the same message from Hedda Gray from 415-251-5170.

I received the same call from 415-251-9738 TWICE today

I received two calls yesterday from "Officer Alan Cooper" said he was with the audit department of the IRS and that they had audited me for years x to x and that they discovered that I had willfully defrauded the government out of x dollars and I could either pay up by the end of the day or an IRS Marshall would come and arrest me. He appeared to be calling from a 202 area code. I work in something of a dangerous and unnerving job, and the thought of arrest even scared me. Someone rang my apartment bell this morning and i got totally paranoid so I called the local police precinct and the Officer I spoke to said he had gotten two of these calls himself, that his parents got calls, and that it was a scam and not to worry. This is really bad, smelly stuff and unfortunately, gives the IRS, which has cleaned up its act and attitude a lot, a bad rap --- if they are going to audit you, this is not how they do it, and everyone should know you would get umpteen letters before they would lift a finger to attach any of your assets of anything like that. Really appalling. I hope the government can find these people and do something, they are literally terrorizing the population, further, if you were an older person with a health problem you could have a heart attack or a stroke from a call like that. This is serious business. If you get a call, call the IRS immediately to make sure everything is ok with your account and then forget them. Hopefully they will get caught soon.

Wells Fargo has stolen money from my business checking account , from 2002-2013

I've read complaints posted about how harassing some scammers are so we urge the authorities to do something about the problem. This needs to be addressed as soon as possible.

Got a call from someone posing as IRS saying I owe money because maybe I miscalculated my forms and it seemed for some reason the past few years. He had an accent that was very hard to understand as I had to have him repeat it many times. The phone# was 202-506-8435 and they told me they have came to my house a couple of times and no one was home so the summons was returned and there would be a warrant issued for my arrest tonight and its Saturday, how would I be able to obtain any cash on the weekend in the afternoon. They told me they couldn't accept any form of personal check, credit card or anything connected any financial institute, it had to be in cash and I was to get some kind of cash coupon or payment coupon from Home Depot, Safeway, Sears or any kind of those businesses. They also said they could defer the summons if I could pay half up front. I tried to ask questions but only said that they didn't think I was able to come up with the funds and that would result in the summons going forward.

Same exact scenario happened to me on June 2, 2014. I played along with the guy until he wouldnt hang up with me until I brought the cash to Home Depot. These guys are pros. Had this happened to my wife I know she would have fallen for it.

I got this call today (6/4) and ruined first half of my day. I don't know why I got all nervous. I started smelling crap in his voice when he said I am not allowed to talk to my wife or even an attorney. I am glad I dodged the bullet - I told him I will have to call him back. I called him twice after that and he will talk if I call from a different number. If I use the same number, it hangs up.

I hope the law catches up with these guys. I got called from 202-280-8165

These scammers scammed $25000.00 out of my wife with similar scare tactics a month ago. We filed complaints with FTC, the local Police. Police says nothing can be done. Money is gone. What a poor defeatist attitude on the part of Law Enforcement!!! No wonder Scammers keep scamming.

Agreed. I have filed local police reports on other identity theft/scam issues I am dealing with and they do nothing about it. They have the nerve of asking me for financial support and when I say no, they get upset. Ruins it for all of the officers that are out there doing a good job. Good luck to you.

dm4049 This just happened to me and the number is 202-754-8571 and I asked him his name which he said was Brian Smith. The man had an accent that sounded like he was from India said they had sent me notices in January and March. After may minutes and questions I asked him to please hold while I called my accountant who said that it was a scam. I went back to the other line and he had hung up. I then called the number that he had given me and he answered. I said that he was scamming me and he said he was and that is how he made his living. I called the police, and the newspapers and they said they had done articles on scams.

Since he (scammer)answered when you called him back, why don't you give that phone number to the Police or FBI and have them trace it? They should be able to trace it even if to another country.
When they call using false caller id (spoof) then it is hard to trace the call. Even that should be tracable by the phone company.
Please donot give up even though you have not lost any money. These people needs to be stopped.

You can file a consumer complaint with the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint. Please add in your complaint notes that this is an "IRS Telephone Scam." We appreciate your blog comment because it helps warn other people about this scam, but it’s not a formal complaint. Watch this video to learn more about how to report a scam and why it matters.

are the feds investigating the possibility these crimes are being perpetrated through a call center in india? it seems to be more than a coincidence that most complaints cite heavy accent- and the background sound on phone connection was most definitely an offshore caller. it is also troubling that most major financial institutions utilize similar call centers and thereby have access to our PII.

My call today was from Tax Auditor from the IRS Jack Leris (something like that) at 202-864-1255 with Caller ID of Washington DC (Note: these can be manipulated to show anything they want.). I also got him to give me an address which was on Pennsylvania Ave (didn't understand street number) in DC. As with all of the other comments listed here my caller spoke with a thick gruff broken English (Indian, Pakastani or such), sounded like he was in a bull-pen as I could hear others speaking in background, he told me I needed to call I back right away (I had told him I couldn't talk right then so I could get his info), etc etc etc. I knew it was a scam after about his first two words and wanted to get as much info as I could to report it.
My advice when you get these type of calls is either tell the person to send you a letter from the IRS or just hang up. Don't get into a conversation with the person. They are the best I have heard and from what I have read in this site and the IRS site. They want you to feel intimidated, upset, scared so they can weasel money out of you. NEVER EVER give out personal information or money in any form to any request like this. It can be hard as they are good at what they do: INTIMIDATION. But don't give in!

Report these calls to the agencies as shown. Also spread the word and the IRS & FTC website blogs like this one so friends & others know what's going on!

I wrote this just to add to the list of calls showing that it is continuing throughout the country so that people are AWARE & to BEWARE!!! My concern seeing all the comments here as well as on the IRS site is that I inky see that we should all report it. But I haven't seen anything about what the IRS & FTC are doing about it this is it just keeps going on. And what about HOMELAND SECURITY? These sound like Terrorist Threats against a US Citizen from a foreign country. I've seen incidents of a lesser nature be called such and acted on. One would think these would be taken more seriously. Maybe we ought to report it to major news networks instead.

So use caution folks! I feel sorry for all of you that have lost money to these less than human creatures. I hope they get what they deserve.

This morning(June 23), I received a phone call, but I was still sleeping. When I played the message back, the caller left the same tel number (202-864-1255) and said he was in the Crime Unit Investigation Division and that he was investigating tax evasion and tax fraud on my return. He didn't say which tax year, and repeated his tel number and told me not to ignore this call and to call him back. He said if I didn't return his call he would pursue criminal and court action. He said his name was "Melvin Betcheck" and had what appeared to be an Eastern European accent. I called the IRS shortly after, and they told me that if he IRS should leave a legitimate message, the tel number will be an 800 number. The IRS also suggested that I print out Form 3949-A (from the IRS.gov site) and mail it to the address on the form.

I got 4 calls from a guy with Indian accent claiming to be Dan Johnson from IRS. Left me a v-message to call 202-864-1112 and threatened to get me arrested if I don't return his call. I have filed a complaint with FTC. Wonder why these scammers don't get caught even after giving out their number.

I received a call from this Melvin person as well. What a lowlife! I will report him.

Why? I see where nothing has been done and financial institutions and tel companies complicent in these scams are not held accountable

I received a call earlier today from a couple of guys who had an Indian accent. One of them said that he is an IRS representative officer, by the name of "Kevin Peters." The phone number that they called from is: 202-280-7844. I hope they get caught. I still have a voice mail from them on my answer machine.

I have received 2 calls from these people. 202-506-9812. I called back and gave them a piece of my mind. The guy with the thick Indian accent said" do you think we are afraid of the IRS". What a bunch of dirt bags. I hope they get caught too.

June 2nd, got a call/went to my vm, from (202)864-1220. "Officer" Erik Foster (Indian accent) leaves me a threatening message. "Officer" Ian Morgan (Indian accent)responds my call; he says he's Erik's supervisor. He calls me by my name w/o even me introducing myself - so i figure this guy knows who is calling back (awkward.) States i intentionally committed IRS fraud of $1,895.00 of anywhere bet 2011-2012-2013; suggests that maybe my tax-agent did not do their job well thus i underpaid, consequently, that there is an IRS lawsuit against me. His very 1st words to me in a threatening tone "Do you have an IRS lawyer that can represent you?" I asked him if it's some kind of a prank-call and asked for his agent ID #. He had ID # XXXXX. All bogus, I'm 100%. I said i don't have time now; he said he'll call back in 1 hr. Never did. Leeches of this kind and other always manage to go around the system...stay safe and question everything!

I get calls every week from a guy with Indian accent. Threatening us that we have to pay IRS money . The call come from number. 202-280-7675. This is a crime they should be arrested.

I just got an irs phone scam call

Just got that IRS SCAM call today also. From 347-559-90378. Something about pending criminal tax case against me. Couldn't understand the guy and he barely spoke English. I asked for his supervisor and then he gave me bogus 877-395-4886 number to call back. These guys are

Received same call from 347-559-0378, saying a very serious legal case was being brought against my husband. Agent said his name was Ryan Black (Indian accent). He gave me the ph.# 202-751-2551 for my husband to call. He even gave me his ext. 8105. Said it was extremely urgent. The IRS always sends a notice in the mail first, so we immediately looked to see if the phone #s were part of a scam. Sure enough, they were.

I received a call today from "Gary" (415) 251-9738, with a very thick Indian accent that I allowed to go to voicemail. He was clearly reading from a script and doing a very poor job of it. He said that I needed to contact him immediately, and don't try to disregard this message, and I need to call before any "legal allegations" against me. I am so ticked that my day is interrupted constantly by these scammers, and the donotcall.gov site is ineffective. I can't believe that the government and phone companies can't stop the people by simply disconnecting the phone numbers or block them from calling and preying upon and harassing people.

They have been at it for several years and will be several more years because FTC and other Law
Enforcement comapnies are not doing anything to stop them. As bad as they are at this 'act' they are still managing to victimize 1% of the people
who seem to fall for their tactics and sending them money. Where are the Ambulance chasing Lawyers ? Why aren't they filing class action lawsuits against AT&T and Verizon for allowing the scammers to continue to make threatening phone calls over their network using spoofed caller Id.

July 3, 2014 - got a call from Steven at the IRS: "Do not disregard this message. Call back before we take any legal allegations against you. Take care." The number was 415-251-5170. I filed a FTC complaint.

Over the past month, have had repeated phone calls from IRS scammers using these phone numbers: 202-506-9319, 202-223-0880,253-617-3962, and 888-640-1453. Always a male with heavy Indian accent, and he has threatened me with "local authorities coming to house", "you ignored a certified letter from IRS", etc. I know it is a scam and have reported it to tigta, FTC, etc. When I tell them that I know that they are frauds, they hang up. I ignore unknown calls and usually do not answer, but it is aggravating to have these calls several times a week from different numbers. I feel sorry for people who fell for their tricks and lost money or their sensitive information was compromised.

My call came from 253-617-3962. Heavy Indian accent. I didn't understand exactly what he said, something about "IRS, fraud, my SSN". He wanted me to hang up and then call back and talk to his supervisor. I hung up and didn't call back. Almost immediately he called back. My husband answered this time and told him we knew it was a bogus call and not to call here again.

Two days running, I have received a phone call from someone--can't make out his name because of the thick-sounding voice--claiming to be with the Crime Unit Division of the IRS and stating that there is a petition involving me relating to tax evasion and tax fraud. I'm then told I must call 202-864-1255 before this goes to a Federal Court if I don't know what to do (which, of course, I don't because there's no way this is applicable). The first call I received personally and the man seemed surprised someone answered, sounded unprofessional, just said he was from the IRS--but knew my name despite my having an unpublished number--and I simply hung up. The second day it was a voicemail with the lingo just described. I checked the phone number in an online white pages directory. It's a Washington, DC, number and there were a half-dozen posts from others saying that this is an IRS scammer. It's obvious--one is never going to get a call only for anything related to a legal petition to Federal Court, especially something at the level of requiring "cooperation in the investigation." Beware others.

Just received a suspicious phone message this afternoon from the same number: 202-864-1255. Caller identifies himself as Carlos White and claims to be from Tax Audit Dept. of IRS. Caller has a heavy accent -- sounds South Asian. Says I should call back before this matter is referred to federal court. Beware of such scams, folks, and thanks to the FTC for hosting this blog for sharing info!

Caller (allegedly "Steve Williams" claimed to be from the county sheriff, provided a complaint number and the name ("john Shumaker"), an agent who I should call. Called 202 864-1268, person who answered had a thick accent that did not sound like a "Shumaker" And did not know my husband's name ( which was bizarre if he was the person allegedly from whom the IRS was seeking payment). Asked him for his employee I'd and department and main office line. He became indignant and said that information would be clear when the sheriff came to my door...do not fall for this!

Exact same message was left on my voice mail same Sheriff's name, agent to call and phone #. This is a new spin to an old scam that has been around for a few years. DO NOT give out your personal information or send money no matter how convincing they may sound.

Also received the same message on my voice mail from Steve William yesterday, and asked to return his call 202-506-8118. I called and got his voicemail. I'm surprise that FTC/IRS cannot trace his phone number or calls.

My grandmother got a call Crome someone that claimed to be IRS asking for her S.S. Number and other information so she call the main IRS phone numbers and filed a complaint and turns out it was an IRS person that call but should have never have asked for that information in the first place and was just being lazy because he didn't want to look the info up on the computer and he got in a lot of trouble.

I received a call today. I didn't recog the number so I let it go to VM. A computerized voice claiming to be Officer ??? from the IRS with a time sensitive matter. I needed to call the "hotline" which was the same number they were calling me with...the number was 202-241-4007...I picked up the phone at the end to see if I could hear it better and get more info, but no such luck. I'm pretty sure that A: I don't have any issues with the IRS; the IRS doesn't usually automate their messages from specific individuals; they don't use cell phones with unknown users which is what popped up when I checked the number. Also, I think the IRS usually initiates contact via snail mail. They may very well call you, but you will have a piece of mail in your hands warning you first...

Scam artist - Officer William Brandon has been calling me. He has left several V.M.s for me that I am going to be arrested soon for tax fraud. His number is 202-280-7114. This is a magic Jack number.
Best is ti ask him his location so that the FBI can drop off a bag of money for him.

Just got a call from some person I couldn't make out his name, but had a strong Indian or Pakistani accent. The number they called from was (347) 559-0378 and said to call back to (202) 864-1255. He Idetified himself as part of the IRS Crime Investigation Unit saying a pending fraud case/tax evasion but did not use my name. I can tell he was reading from a script.

Add 202-506-9689 to the list of scammers...

I got a phone called claimed to be from the IRS and said I owe money or else I will be arrested on 6/3/2014.

LOL, they were going to go into a time machine and go back to 6/3 to arrest you"? Pretty fancy!

Looks like these guys have been busy lately. I just spent an hour with (possibly the same) chap with the East Indian accent threatening me with arrest within 45 minutes of my disconnecting his call unless I resolved this underpayment of $3998 in taxes (an odd amount) and go through that procedure of getting cash and going to a Walgreen's for some type of payment. When I asked if he minded me calling the local IRS office to verify his info, he got REALLY agitated. That was a big tip off. I consider myself to have a pretty sophisticated 'crap detector' but this chap had me going for awhile. Make sure to report all of the (probably fake) info he gives you to your local Attornet General's office.

Is there anyone educate me if I am ever gonna get my money back which I lost to this Indian guy through prepaid debit card?

File a Law Suit against the debit card company that you used to send the money. Most Likely Green Dot Money Pak or Reloadit card (favorite of these scamsters). You can probably find a local lawyer that will sue on contigency basis. Report to your Attorney General's office also to see if they will investigate your case.
Try calling 'Texas Hammer' a lawyer in Texas who runs lots of tough commercials on TV. Google 'Texas Hammer'. He might go for a class action law suit.

Thank you Dale, I had called attorney general of my state, they simply said they are not handling this,they told me to contact FBI! The consumer affair part of attorney general though was sympathic and they only entered my data for their own statistics!
I call FBI they said to me to call FTC!while I have a file already in FTC in this matter! I also called Texas hammer they said they are not taking any action and they are in personal injury area only! Local metro was the first one whom I went to and got only calling numbers for FBI /FTC! I can't find any local attorney for victim of scamming either , considering they charge a lot unless it is a class action! I wonder if you are considering my next step here?!

Just got a call this morning from the same type of person. Tried talking to him 3 different times but he got agitated and hung up on me. The got a call from someone who claimed to be a sherriff that said they were coming to arrest me. Another called and said to be criminal investigator, couldn't understand that person because of the strong accent. I reported my calls to the police, sheriff, BBB, FTC and IRS. The callers said I had a warrant for money laundering and tax fraud. They got upset when I wouldn't do anything. Don't ever give out any personal info to anyone over the phone. Keep abreast of all scams. These people seem to be very busy right now.

I have gotten 2 of these calls in the last 2 weeks, one for me and one for my husband. Agent "george king" at 202-241-0163. He was so rude and i argued with him. he offered to connect me to his supervisor. when he got on the line, i said thanks because i could barely understand the english with the first agent because of his thick indian accent. the guy lost it. he was the same one disguising his voice. he was so dumb! today Agent "kevin michaels" called and said i only have 72 hours to avoid jail. 904-290-3381. WATCH OUT FOR THESE CREEPS!!!!

Some guy named Melvin just called and left a message about tax evasion on my machine. The number on the caller id was 1-347-559-0378 in N.Y. and the call back number was 1-202-864-0378. I looked up the call back number on the internet and saw some comments about this phone scam. Maggots. I did not know this crap was going on. I hope somebody catches this scum.

Just received a phone call left on my AM from "a woman calling her self Officer Gray from the Internal Revenue Service. Did not understand her first name. The message was "Return this call before we take any legal allegations done to you". The phone # was 202 506 8599. When I looked up the phone # it was listed as Ymax Oration landline in Beltsville, Md. I remember hearing about these kind of scams, and specific that IRS do not call you, but will send you a letter by USPS. I did not talk to anybody.

I just received an "IRS" robocall from this same number, 202-506-8599. I immediately knew it was a scam but figured I'd type the phone number into my browser and see what else is known about it. Isn't there an island at the edge of the Earth where we can dump these people to eat one another or something?

I received a message on my phone on June 11, 2014. There was a voice of a woman. She stated that she was IRS Officer Heather Gray. She said that I need to return the call, it was very important and should not disregard. Otherwise, the legal action would start. I called back at the number 202-506-8599. A girl with an Indian accent asked if I had an attorney. They would freeze my home, my bank account, and my credit cards. I asked for the Social Security number. She hung up.

Received a land line call late in the afternoon (around 18:00) from Sean Ferris telling me he had an arrest warrant for not reporting income over the last three years He gave me an IRS identification number and a return phone number. After not getting much satisfaction he said he would have his supervisor contact me to suggest how to resole the issue. Next call is to the FTC and local consumer fraud division at the states Attorney Generals office.

I started receiving call on June 03, 2014 then keep receiving call the same time everyday. The caller is pretending a IRS officer and threatening me to received a warrant of arrest immediately if I dont settled in a very short period of time. The caller uses different names and number and calls at the same time of the day and leaves voicemail on my cell ..his number 202-754-8157, 571-402-0022, 571-286-3105 BEWARE!!!

Man called from 5598365616 claiming to be from US Treasury Dept with a legal action against me. He said if I didn't do what they said immidiatly, he would send the US Marshals to my house within thirty minutes. The return phone number he gave me to call the supervisor back was the same one he called from. I looked the number up online and found countless complaints.

IRS PHONE SCAM:
(202) 241 9420
(904) 290 3392
(202) 241 9018
(904) 290 3381

Getting calls from various nos.... some say calling from DC while the no reflects from Florida...some even leave threatening voice mails, saying the FBI/ Local cops are coming to your doorstep to arrest you...havent filed taxes...
One of the impostor claimed to be DAVID ROSSI with the FBI (sounds like a fake name from Criminal Minds on ION Television) ???? Another one says Chris D'Costa ....and everyone else in the background is talking in Hindi?????? Too many indians in the IRS office??

VOIP is making such a mess...these guys call from too many nos... how to block them??

Ask your phone provider if they charge for a service that blocks that particular number. Remember that telemarketers change the numbers they call from easily and often, so it might not be worth paying a fee to block a number that will almost always change.

You can report  the calls to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484 or online. You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments in your complaint.

IRS PHONE SCAM:
(202) 241 9420
(904) 290 3392
(202) 241 9018
(904) 290 3381

Getting calls from various nos.... some say calling from DC while the no reflects from Florida...some even leave threatening voice mails, saying the FBI/ Local cops are coming to your doorstep to arrest you...havent filed taxes...
One of the impostor claimed to be DAVID ROSSI with the FBI (sounds like a fake name from Criminal Minds on ION Television) ???? Another one says Chris D'Costa ....and everyone else in the background is talking in Hindi?????? Too many indians in the IRS office??

VOIP is making such a mess...these guys call from too many nos... how to block them??

Add one more to that long list: (202)-506-9395. This was the number on my caller ID, from a female automated voice. Pretty sure this too, is an IRS Telephone Scam.

IRS PHONE SCAM:

Calls for MR. XYZ and the XYZ name is of a female... then why add MR?? Cant even say the address properly....poor english....
When I say Im not Mr. XYZ....still wants me to approve the address of Mr. XYZ... how can I?? If im not MR. XYZ??? ...threatens to send cops to Mr. XYZ's address....how will it matter to me?? If Im not Mr. XYZ ..... ha ha ha ha...beyond logic...they even keep talking on a wrong no....ha ha ha ha...

That Indian guy must be pretty busy. He just called me and said he was Mark Anderson! from the IRS and I was about to be arrested. It was so funny I thought he was calling from a comedy site. Didn't make any money from me but I hope he gets arrested himself.

The past two days when I got home from work I had voicemail messages, sounding scripted much like the other descriptions here. It stated verbatum: "Hi I’m calling you from the Tax Crime Unit of the Internal Revenue Services. The very second you receive this message I need you or your attorney of record to return the call. We have a legal obligation concerning a financial tax fraud on your name. So before the things go worst against you, call us back on our Hotline Division which is 18009290975, I repeat, it’s 18009290975 Don’t disregard this message and do return the call. Now, if I don’t hear from you, or from your attorney either, the only thing I can do for you is wish you good luck as the situation as it falls on you. Thank you and you have a great day." from a woman with a heavy accent. I have a pretty good built in BS meter, so have NOT returned the calls. Instead I went directly to Google to search for the number on the caller ID (same as return call number the caller provided). Reports of similar stories relating to that number did pop up dated just a day or two before the voicemails I received. Next stop was the IRS.GOV web site to find out how to report it. Lo and behold, there was a RECENT/CURRENT alert about phishing calls claiming to be IRS Agents, with very similar wording. Since then I have filed reorts/complaints with the IRS and FTC, and posted warnings on my Facebook page on several blogs. Hopefully my due diligence will help prevent at least some others from falling for it.

Received 3 threatening phone calls 0n June 6 of imminent arrest claiming to be from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration(TIGTA) The persons claimed Anglo type names (Jim Marshall, Chester, etc) but had South Asian Indian or in one case Iranian accents and apparently knew my name and address, but appeared to be "robocalls" as there was the typical delay between my picking up the phone and the person at the other end answering. There was background chatter, possibly with Eastern Indian accents. I said I would call them back after verification. The callback number was a D.C. number (202)239-2603. In one case the number was answered by a lady who sounded as if she was a caucasian American, who hung up when I questioned her about the calls. I have reported the calls to the FTC. Again, I would urge readers not to divulge personal information (Other phone numbers, SS numbers etc) to the callers and report their numbers to the ftc.gov consumer complaints website.

You can report the call to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484 or online. You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments in your complaint.

I got a call today from Officer Paul Smith at 516-515-7671. Knowing that it was a NYC number and the fact that he was telling me that legal action was being taken, I knew it was a scam. The iRS doesn't operate out of NYC (think about where you send your checks!) and before legal action would occur, there would have to be an audit during which you would present your receipts and other tax documents. Also, these notifications are going to be by mail first. You should never be surprised by a call from the IRS! Anyway, according to the FBI and the FTC, these guys are clever and they are high jacking Magic Jack phone numbers along with others so they can appear to be calling from just about anywhere when they are most likely in India. They always use common names and they have even been known to target new immigrants. That is SO LOW! Please don't call them back. That will only egg them on and it is possible for them to reroute your call anywhere. Just hang up if they call and report it to the FTC. Remember that the IRS is a government agency--nothing they do happens quickly or is done with the kind of urgency that these scammers impose. If it is real, you should already be aware of it because you would have received some notice by mail that you owe money or are being audited. Not sure? Call the IRS. And for G-d's sake, the IRS is not going to be calling you on a Saturday or demanding a money order or wire transfer.

(516) is Long Island ;)

IRS phone scam:
(202)-506-9364
From agent Heather Gray.
Do not call back.

you know what I do when someone calls usually wanting money, after I say Hello and find out who it is, I don't say another thing I just lay the phone down and walk away for a few minutes when I come back they have hung up, anyway I didn't have to tell them I wasn't interested or whatever. I haven't gotten a call from these guys but if I did that's what I would do just lay the phone and walk away.

I received a call this morning, either Indian or from Pakistan, indicating the were from IRS, I did not give them time to talk, I told them IRS deals by mail, offices are closed on Saturday, employees speak English and I was reporting them to the FTC which I have done. Their phone number is 202-506-8026. I am blocking their #, they got the wrong person.

How did you block their number? Vonage tells e they are working on this feature. Taking their time I guess.

Received a call on 6/7/2014 on a Saturday morning on my cell phone from 202-506-8026. A lady called stating she as from the IRS and I owe money for under reporting income and I will be arrested within 2 hours for tax fraud. She also said that I ignored previous certified letters that were never picked-up. Eventually, the lady hung up since I insisted that I never received any correspondence from the IRS regarding this matter.

My wife received several call on my landline, stating the caller Chris Martin was from the IRS investigator asking for me. Stated that I should call back right away, or have my attorney call them, I called back once and my call went directly to voice mail. The call back number is 917-300-3725, the caller has a heavy accent and is difficult to understand according to my spouse.

The scammers are Pakistani's and not Indian. Tell them you are a Police Officer and hang up.

Really? How can you say that? Because I'm pretty sure that the accent was South Indian.

And how would you know? Thanks for letting us no where you and the callers are from!

On 06/09/2014 Caller claims to be an IRS agent leaves threatening voice mail demanding I (or my lawyer) call him immediately regarding an IRS debt. Caller ID was 571-402-0022

i got a call on my answering machine from a guy with the indian accent saying he is from the IRS and it is a very serious matter and before the IRS takes illegal action. Illegal action? the phone number on caller id was 202-821-4239

I just received a Robo call from 202-506-8599 - Heather Gray, that said something like "This is Heather Gray, I’m calling you from the Tax Crime Unit of the Internal Revenue Services. The very second you receive this message I need you or your attorney of record to return the call. We have a legal obligation concerning a financial tax fraud on your name. So before the things go worst against you, call us back on our Hotline Division which is 202-50608599, I repeat, it’s 202-506-8599. Don’t disregard this message and do return the call."

You can report the calls to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484 or online. You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments in your complaint.

I just received a call from the same person. Only I couldn't be sure of her first name until I just read your post. The number I was given is; (202)-506-9395. She said she was 'officer Heather Gray, from the Internal Revenue Service. That it is "extremely time sensitive" and that my, "retained attorney should return the call before legal action is taken against you."
Apparently, this 'woman' is very busy.

Got the same routine as you--word for word--on my voicemail on July 2: "Officer Michelle Brown," badge number 083257, complete with requisite East Indian accent, was reading laboriously from the exac same script as your "Officer Gray." (Wonder if there's also an Officer Green, Blue or Purple out there in scammer-land?) So, "Brown" threatened to sic the county sheriff on me if I (or my attorney) did not call back immediately; rather amusing, given that my home state abolished county sheriffs years ago! My caller ID showed (888) 385-0228, which was also the call-back number left in the message. May these miserable swine and their handlers rot in whatever Hell their culture believes in...

My Husband received 2 phone calls today that were left on our answering machine. He stated his name as "Agent Mike Davis". The number he called from was 585-633-1814. He also stated that the very second he received this message that he or his attorney of record should return the call. He also stated that it was due to a financial tax fraud. He stated his name and phone number again. My husband contact his and spoke with a guy named Kevin Johnson Ext #3705. Luckly my husband did not give out any information, but started asking questions and he hung up on him. I hope they catch these guys/gals. Filed a report with the FTC and Consumer Protection just to be safe.

these clowns just tried calling me from 904-290-3381 and left me a voicemail stating they are from the irs and have 3 counts against me....i called back and told the dude to F himself because it's so obvious it's a scam. he started getting all violent rage on me and it was hilarious. When i called back to finish our little feud, it was now stacey with the IRS answering. i just started laughing and that made her very mad. Reported them to the FTC.

Got a call from 202 506 8026 and 202 506 8489; scared the hell out of me.
. Guy made to withdraw money from my bank and asked
me to buy prepaid card from Home Deport. He was
On the phone for an hour and guiding me what to do.

Got a call this morning from some Agent stating I must call this number it was from the IRS and very important. Number was 202-241-8339. THe first time I called I was sent to a Voice Mail. the second time I called it was a Pakistani and gave his name and then asked if I had paid any back taxes in the last three years I said No. well he said due to looking back on the last three years with your employer and banks and credit cards you owe the government with penalty. He said I will read a statement and not to interrupt till the end and then ask questions. He said that I will be arrested for 1 year jail term and my drivers license was now suspended, my bank accounts frozen and they will be coming to my work and I will be arrested. He said do you have any questions and I said yes how are you coming to my work to arrest me when I have been retired for 4 years. I asked again for his Name and Number and I was going to sue him and My lawyer will be in touch with him and report this to the IRS. He hung up.

Received the exact same call today, a Saturday. They do a very good job with the scare tactics - fortunately, gave them no information. I told the caller, Sebastian Casey (thick Indian accent) that I would call him back once I got my money order and to make payment arrangements. I let several hours pass, called back using another number and recorded the call. "Sebastian" got very agitated and cursed me throughout the call. He even pretended to call our local police department to issue a warrant. These guys are busy!!

Someone call and identify agent David Bloom left a message they are from govt. and doing criminal investigation ask me to call 202-239-2418. I called this number and voice message mentions this is IRS-DC and I should leave my number.

Just had some scammer call my mother and then me. I dont know exaclty the deatials on how he knew the amount that my mother owed the IRS, roughly 7,200.oo

He said his name was Daniel White, the number that appeared on my Caller ID was 347-559-0378.

When I asked to call him back from a Landline as to do a 3 way call with who my mother's Taxes, he gave me 202-864-1255

This really upset me and I will report this every way I can

i just received a call from 202-470-1419 he said he is calling from IRS and his ascent was very poor. I told him i cant understand you, he ask me my native language(I am an Indian)and than a Indian guy spoke me in my language. he told me i send some money to India and did not inform IRS ,it is a big crime. police will come and arrest me and my husband within a hour. so i need to decide right now ready to paid 4000 or go to jail . they will issue non bailable warrant for 3 months. i was so scared. i told him my husband will decide it. he said he don't accept credit card, or cheque. i need cash and convert it in some kind of bond. after 5 minute i got a call from 911 and the person on phone said he was from police department of MA and coming to arrest me and going to arrest my husband on his work, other option is call IRS and accept to pay cash. i search online and find you guys also got this type of call. now i am relaxed. but it ruined my day i cant focus on my study.

Just received a call from this scammer says to call back 202-864-1255 to avoid further problems.
thanks for this web site. I have no worries

Holy crap same thing just happened to me.
202 506 8599
They even have the balls to say are from the irs.

I don't understand, in this day and age that they cant be found and arrested.

I would be more than happy to assist in catching these scum bags!

I got the call this morning, 202-506-8026. Heather Gray voice mail & then the Indian guy when I called back. Said IRS was investigating me on tax fraud, I need attorney, etc. Said sheriff on the way to arrest me. I must say this scam really scared me! I don't watch the news so I had no idea this has been going on. I called my sister to come get my daughter since I was going to jail, hysterical, my daughter hysterical. She told me she heard of this scam on the news. They told me I owe$14k!!! Guess I hung up too soon before they asked me for the debit card...I would have known it was a scam then! Spread the word to friends & family about thus scam!! I am skeptical of everything but they really know what they are doing on this scam. Really scary!

You can report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484 or online. You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments in your complaint.

Threatening robo message left on my machine from "Officer Hedda Gray of the Internal Revenue Service", sounded like a computer-generated voice. Call back number given was 415-251-9150

We received a robo-call from "Officer Heather Gray" with the IRS @ (585) 633-1814 that said something about a bogus tax judgment against us. I suspected something was fishy and did not call. I wonder how many people are getting duped....kinda scary!
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Just got a call today from Officer Eric Foster or Forster. Rude, threatening. I did not answer because I never pick up calls from numbers I don't know, but he left a message. Blocked the number, but they'll probably just use another.

This is all over the USA and people are panicking why they are getting letters saying they need to pay the entire amount. The calls are coming to the people and it is ridiculous. Keep posting what is taking place all over the world. We need the information and mourning.

Got called by the robo from 202-506-9534. These guys are pros and have obtained accent training. They try to scare you into obtaining money. Filed complaint with FTC, their advice is to hang up on these calls.

Received a message on the land line from a "Melvin Benchek" who claimed there was a legal proceeding for tax fraud. He stated that if I did not know anything about this to call 202-864-1255. I had seen this scam in the news so I am not concerned. If the IRS ever hired someone incapable of communicating, well..... I think if I get another of these calls I will tell them that I work for the IRS and that I am recording the call to give to the State AG and the FTC. Let them hang up on me.

Starting this morning and into the afternoon I have received six calls. Four of them robo-calls and two of them live. The number on the phone, on their message, and that he gave me live was 202-470-1419. When the live voice got hold of me I was suspicious and simply hung up. When I got to my desk I looked up the number to our state attorney general's office, that's when he called back. He knew my wife's name and wanted to speak to her. After telling him she wasn't available he asked "who am I speaking to" in a broken accent. I replied with "you tell me who I am speaking to". he said his name is Robin Jackson, and he explained that he is an IRS agent. I asked him his badge number, which he didn't understand but I kept asking, finally he gave me a number 0514. He sounded frustrated and told me to hold for his supervisor. I waited a few seconds and then hung up. He called back immediately, asking why I hung up and I told him I wasn't on hold, if I was on hold I would've heard music. He asked that I hold on while he put his supervisor on the line. I waited, and another man, same broken accent, came on the line asking me questions, I told him I wasn't going to talk to him until after I spoke with our state's attorney general’s office. He hung up. But I've gotten two robo calls since.

Jerks...
Apparently a "Gov Agency wanted to give 1500 Americans a $7,000 grant, which a "Darrel Donsen" Ext. 120 wanted me to call the National Treasury 202-470-6773 with confirmation ID NK107... He then started to ask questions about name, where do I live, how would I like to receive this money etc. Don't let them fool you...

Today my husband got a call from a man today who claimed to be Alan Donald with the IRS. The phone # was 202-239-0605. He said that he had a warrant out for his arrest due to foreign transactions. I asked to speak to him because I knew he was a fraud because as the tax preparer for our family I know that our taxes are fine. I tried to get more information from him. He tried to scare me at first telling me how I did all of these illegal things but when I began questioning him more he responded with a comment that I cannot put here but let's say that it was very profane and insulting to women. Please catch these criminals.

Yep, seems that they think that Colorado is full of gullible idiots. Got 2 calls 2 weeks ago (no accent), one yesterday, and one this morning (Indian accent, voice very authoritative). All four times the guy was asking for my uncle who never lived with me but once (erroneously) was listed on my utility bill. Same schpiel - IRS, you need to pay, bla-bla. Told him to go to hell and don't come back. But it's getting annoying.

Yesterday, I received another call from someone who claimed to be from the IRS. She left her name (probably a fake name), and a 202 phone number through a recording. This caller threatened to take "legal action" if no such call is made. Her message started with "I need to talk to you."

Got a call from a DC number 2022416119, indian accent asking there was an IRS case against me and that if i didnt payup the police would arrest me, when i confronted him on who he actually was and that the IRS would never call me and i knew my taxes and finances, he got a little edgy and i gave him hell in the language they understand perfectly. I hope the govt catches these SOB's.

I received call telling me that Gov wanted to give me 9000.00 and only 1700 people in my state and city were qualified. Because I pay my bills and taxes on time. And I am not a crimal. Ashley unknown number gave me claim number LE045 and number to her supervisor Sharon Towson 202-738-4237. I needed to go to Walgreen, CVS or 7-11 store and purchase a pre-loaded card for 200.00 as security deposit. Explained that Gov't will give me my money back and load the 9000.00 on that card. I asked how I was going to pay the taxes on that. Sharon asked me my age I told her it was on my tax form, look it up. Sharon hung up at that point.

You can add another number to the list

202-506-8489

Man with a slight accent (sounded more Eastern European, reminded me of my friend who is from Belarus) left vmail that said, "[unintelligible garble]... and the hotline to my division is 202-470-1419. I repeat for you it's 202-470-1419. Don't disregard this message and do return the call. Now, f you don't return the call or if I don't hear from your attorney either, then the only thing which I can do is to wish you a very good luck as the legal situation badly unfolds on you. Til then take care and have a blessed day."

Yep. Just had this same number and message left on my vm. He left multiple messages for me. I feel so sorry for people that fall for this, and ANGRY that this person/people do this.

Just got a call 571 402 0022 as well.

Got two calls in one day from a number based in Novato CA (415) 251-4089. When I let the caller know I was on to his game (I answered the second call), I was promptly cursed out in a very thick Indian accent. Told them I was reporting them for fraud and haven't heard from them any further. I thought the part about "legal allegations against you" was rather funny.

202-470-1419 just called and left me multiple messages threating legal action if I did not call back or my lawyer did not call back. He had a very bad accent, and horrible phone line. Horrible phishing scam, I'm sure he would identify himself as an IRS agent or something else to get $.

202-506-8057 Call claiming to be from IRS. Agent Alan Parker I think that's what he is saying... he was Indian and very hard to understand.

This morning they must be hitting Florida. Received a call from a RoboSusan...what I loved most about the message is it started with...."This Is Susan from the Internal Revenue Service and this message is for you..." not my name or any other identification that would tell me that indeed the message was for me or someone else in the household. I find this laughable that whoever is doing the calling didn't think that alone wouldn't arouse suspicion. The phone number called from was 202-506-8051

I got a call on voice mail from Officer Hanna Gray return number 415 251 9738. Looks like a new number they are using, I didn't see it above. Shame on these tricksters who no doubt will scare many people. I knew it was a scam and reported it but I know others may not be as cynical and could get fooled. Wish this were widely reported in the media so no one would have to worry.

I have been receiving these calls! The numbers are as follows: 202-629-9004 and 213-621-0712. On the 202-629-9004 I have 2 messages on my v mail like all the others, but the name is officer Barry Foster. That was Done on May 16th 2014. I just received another today from 212-261-0712 and spoke with the freaks and was told to call back on the same number and speak with Adam Jones. I did call back and called him a scammer. These freaks just do not quit.

I played some games this evening! I called back the 213-261-0172 and asked him how much money he wanted. He stated that he already received his money. That leads me to believe that he collected from someone in the us. I was actually harassing him to make feel like crap. These people really need to be stopped. This should be posted on the internet to make everyone aware of what is going on so they cannot get money from others that think it is real. This NEEDS to be world wide to stop these freaks and put an end to it!

Received a robocall from 'Hanna Gray', from the IRS. I had to respond back immediately to avoid legal action as there was a discrepancy in my return. The number to call her back is: 202-506-8026. I Googled the number and it lead me to this thread. Seems pretty widespread and diverse. Beware!

Very similar script to the stories already outlined on this page. I has a voice message from an 800 number that seemed legit for IRS (1040 were the last four digits) but asked to call 202-391-0976. Although I suspected a scam, my curiosity got the best of me. I was told that they were in Washington DC, which does correspond to 202 area code. The first guy sounded Indian and stated that I had ignored a certified letter from the IRS stating several audit findings from 2005, 07, and 08. I was now going to be arrested today. He asked for my attorney's phone number. He never asked for money, but did tell me I was in trouble and good luck, all very similar. I wanted to add the new number to the list...

I also got a call today from 9042903381 - he was very rude, harrasing, black mailing and sloppy english. I have registered a police complaint.

Thanks

202-506-9505 automated "IRS" message which was completely vague and bogus and urged a return call to the same number.

Robo-Officer Heather Gray called today and left a VM. I did not call back. 415-251-1037 is back up and running. Why doesn't the FTC call these numbers and track these scammers down?

got call from 585 633 1814 says they are an officer and this is time sensitive. I or my attorney should call back. I turned off the . They are a persistent group are not they? They change their numbers and names but it is the same 'ole thing

new name new number but the same thing
the number is now 585 633 1814

Received a call today to call a number 415-251-4089 or 415-2512995, caller I'd says San Francisco/ Northern California #.Same story , Steve Smith from IRS Investigative Division we owe $4256 local sheriff is coming in 2 hours to give us paperwork and warrant, will be taking drivers license for 5 years, when I asked him questions he just kept reading om his script and finally hung up. I called the IRS to tell them about this con job

I got a message on my machine from officer Heather Gray was an automated voice and to return the call to 202-241-2158 claimed to be with the IRS when I called back they stated that I owed $4999.32 woman had an mid eastern accent SHe claimed that they have been sending me certified mail but no one was home to sign it and it was returned to them. Told me I had 2 options to pay the money I owed or be arrested within 1 hour would not tell me any details about why I owed said she would send me the paperwork to my home and mailing address(which are the same) after I paid. I told her I was not going to pay over the phone without paperwork explaining why Said fine the officer would be there to arrest me shortly with the paperwork

202-765-1812 is a scam number. Received first ever scam call on 6/16/14 and the caller threatened my arrest if i did not call the direct line back. the caller claimed to be an IRS officer with the last name Cooper.
spread the word to any friends to not fall for these calls.

Learn a couple of curse words in Hindi and use them liberally. Very quickly the person will start responding in Hindi. I had the most hilarious conversation with every other word in profanity in Hindi. Reminded me of my college days. Wish I recorded it.

Have gotten call after call from Kevin Young, with the stupid accent! Telling me that he is going to have me arrested, and then he is going to R*pe me when I don't fall for his bullshit! Seriously! Can't someone do something about this? I am so sick of being harassed by these sick people every day! How do they keep getting away with this? You can find a guy looking at porn on his computer, but you can't find Kevin Young? Really?

"Agent Mike Davis" (no IRS-required agent number provided) called today from 585.633.1814, which my caller i.d. says is a New York number. In a heavy Indian accent, he said that I have a tax delinquency that must be paid immediately. I replied that the IRS doesn't call people, they mail letters to taxpayers notifying them of discrepancies regarding their taxes. I told him to mail me a letter, then hung up. He called me back five times in a row but I didn't answer. On the fifth call, he left a very threatening voice mail saying that the IRS will not look favorably on my case, because I hung up on him. He said that if I didn't pay the delinquency immediately, "legal litigation" would be commenced against me. Please don't fall for this crap. Report such calls to the non-emergency number of your local police department, your State Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov, and to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at www.tigta.gov.

two voice message from officer heather gray IRS agent, threaten me to return her call, or legal action will filed against me, return called the next day no such person answer the phone.

I received a call today from "Agent Mike Davis" (no IRS-required employee number provided) from 585.633.1814, which my caller I.D. indicated is a New York number. He said that I have a tax delinquency that must be paid immediately. I told him that the IRS does not notify taxpayers by phone, so if he has a problem with my tax account, he should please mail me a letter. Then I hung up on him. He called back five times in a row, but I didn't answer. He left a very aggressive voice mail saying that if I didn't pay the delinquency immediately, "legal litigation" would be commenced against me.

Please don't fall for this crap. Report such scams to the non-emergency number of your local police department, your State Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov, and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at www.tigta.gov.

Received a call today from someone with a very heavy accent (named Dumen Dright?) who said he was from the Internal Revenue Department of the U.S.A. and asked me if I knew anything about a criminal action against me involving the IRS. It smelled of a scam so I did not say anything other than ask for a number to call him back. He gave me 877-395-4886 - it was a dead number.

We also got a call from Jack Dawson (badge number 5D58496) (see DeDe's comment about Jack Dawson) at 11:45 saying an arrest warrant was out because of our IRS fraud (and threatening arrest) for tax years 2006-2008 and gave his personal number as 202-609-7007...called and got a generic message...also he gave us the 800-829-1040 number. after we hung up, we called the 202-609-7007 number and he answered.

I got called twice. The first time he said he was from the "Department of Conflict" and said there was a pending law suit against me. It took him ages to answer what the law suit was, and finally said it was an issue filing taxes. When I asked why I hadn't received anything in the mail, he said what they sent me must have gotten lost in the mail and that I should call his supervisor "Xavier" to have it sent again. when I called that number, the guy said he was from the "Department of Investigation" on a taped message, and it was obviously a cell phone, which also had a full mail box. The second time he called, he said he was from the IRS Tax and Revenue, that his name was John Austen, and could be reached at 202-241-6134, ext. 415.

Land line phone message from "Melvin Belgic?" Stated they were IRS Criminal Investigation Unit and there was a complaint about me and to call 202-864-1255. Accent not discernable but maybe a country in Mid east vs West Asian. Did not return call. Reported it.

Just received a call from "Max Market" or "Max Martin" (it is hard to understand him) a tax litigator for the IRS calling from 202-506-8435. He left a message on my answering machine yesterday and said I, or my attorney, needed to call IMMEDIATELY because I was facing legal acts over a deficiency over my income tax. He called again today and I answered the call and told him I had already looked up his number online and know this to be a scam so STOP CALLING. I hung up and he immediately called back, but I did not answer. I have reported the call. Hopefully they stop because he calls several times a day but usually doesn't leave messages.

I also got a call from 202-506-8435 from a heavily accented male caller claiming I also owed the IRS a lot of money. He actually left a message on my machine.

IRS SCAM
202-280-7844 CLAIM CM100144 SCAM

Please don't fall for this crap. Report such scams to the non-emergency number of your local police department, your State Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov, and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at www.tigta.gov.

It’s more than a month that we’re receiving phone call from (415)251-9738 (Gary,…) He left a same message on our voicemail with his heavy Indian/Nigerian accent.
I finally decided to answer the phone today. I told him that if he call me one more time I will report him to FBI. Guess what? He hung up!

IRS PHONE SCAM...BEWARE!

Got call from them today. Did *69 to return missed phone call thinking it was a legit call. Called from (202) 506‑805‍1.
Threatened criminal prosecution, law enforcement custody, the whole 9 yards. They gave hispanic names. Jose Martinez, and his "supervisor" Dexter Cruz.

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I just got a call today from the "office of Benjamin Cruise" his calling from the IRS. His number is 904-290-3381 and we did not return his call he will start the legal action. So it is important to get back to them and they will help us resolve the issue.

got calls from 18663575089 posing themselves as IRS and threatening a criminal case is being initiated against me. When i said do not call and send any communication via postal mail as IRS follow only Postal Mail. He threatened again that local sheriff will be come to my home. I hung up. Later got a call from 18777403392 again posing as IRS and playing an automated message ( which was not automated message, it seems like a person was talking a script). Beware of such scams.

Got the same call from 202-506-8708. Almost had my husband call them back, but decided to google the phone number. Glad I did and verified that it's a scam. If in doubt, call your local IRS office, not the number they give you to see if the call is legitimate. The local office can at least direct you to someone who can help you if they cannot. Just be prepare to wait. NEVER EVER give out personal information to
unsolicited phone calls.

202-241-9630

Got a voice mail today - "Emily Dears" from IRS Tax Fraud Department (202-241-9630) with heavy accent tells me about pending IRS tax fraud case and asks to call her back before things go wrong and I am arrested.

Realized this is the scam but decided to call back and fool with them. Got answering machine - "Hi this is Emily Dears from IRS tax Fraud Department. Please leave your name and number I will call you back". WOW! They even got voice mail set up - left them strong VM and hang up

I just received a phone call from the same number: 202-864-1255. I was sleeping, but the caller left a message and warned me that if I didn't call back, the would be criminal charges filed and that I would be brought to court. He said that he was from the tax evasion and fraud department.

Received a call from a Russian-accented lady named Michelle Thomas, claiming she was calling about a criminal case filed against me. I returned the call and asked for her IRS agent number. Without flinching, she responded with IRS agent #963452, then she told me I must immediately call the legal department and ask for Alex Watson at 202-809-9356. Strange it was the same number she was from which she was calling. It is unnerving but suspicious.

Just got a call this morning from Victor Shafer claiming to be from IRS, calling from 011-202-6885. He needed to speak to my attorney as I have a tax fraud case that needed immediate attention. Sensing fishy, I told him that I cannot speak to him and needed his callback number which was given as 202-239-8937. I know IRS does not transact business over the phone, its always on paper. I've filed a complaint at TIGTA online.

Please be aware of these nasty scammers and don't payout any monies and just ignore when you receive these sort of calls.

Received a call from a heavily accented (India/Pakistan) "Terry Peters" Dept of Treasury, Washington DC looking for "documents" from my husband. Left phone (202)280-7844 and would my husband call him back. Asked for my husband by name! Blocked the phone #. Hopefully this will take care of it. If not, will be changing phone #.

I was called on 6/20/14. Names used: Jack Dawson, and his "higher authority David." Numbers given to call back: 202-905-0701, 202-689-0986, ext. 1357 (for both). Although I did not pay the $2908.22 they were demanding (I realized it was a scam), I am very concerned because "Jack Dawson" had a lot of personal information (including my DOB), which he used to attempt to establish his credentials as an IRS agent. I spoke with IPSU at the (real) IRS, and have subsequently filed a complaint with FTC, TIGTA, and reported this event to the local police. Once I have a copy of the police report, I will be filing an additional form with the IRS. I had thought of filing a report with my state's Attorney General, but given the tepid response I got when I called them about this problem, I'm not sure if filing something there will be of any help. Good luck to everyone who has been targeted by these people.

I received a phone message from 1-415-251-9738.

They claimed that they were from the IRS and that I needed to contact them urgently and talk to an officer gray or they would take legal action.

When I called the number they stated that they were from the IRS and needed some important and vital information or they would file a criminal warrant for an arrest.

When I questioned them on authenticity and to get information, they hung up.

They are using scare methods to get information. Don't give any information.
Anonymous

I received the same call today, but looks like I'm the first person with the 888-774-1428 number.

I RECEIVED TWO CALLS THIS AFTERNOON ONE FROM 202-864-1109 CALLED HIMSELF AS OFFICER BRIAN JOHN (INDIAN ACCENT) AND ANOTHER CALL FROM 202-241-2044 HE CALLED HIMSELF AS OFFICER KEVEN PETERSON. BOTH CLAIMING THEY WERE CALLING BECAUSE OF THE IRS.
FINDING THAT THESE TWO NUMBERS ARE POSTED BY OTHERS WITH COMPLETELY DIFFERENT NAMES.

got two calls today saying his name is brian an officer and that i need to address this matter or else good luck to me. it's falls on me. hahah what IRS leave this kind of message! 571-402-0022

Got a voice mail from officer Brandon Williams with an accent. Phone 571-402-0022. Schmuck!

Two calls this week from Bristol Shafer. Told him I worked for the IRS and his name did not sound familiar. Threw him off and he referred me to his supervisor. Watch out as I have also received calls from I believe this same group claiming to be homeland security.

Got called by 202-470-1419 from a person name officer Parker who left a message. I suspected it is scam but called back to see. No one answered and mailbox was full. This blog confirms it was a scam.

This schmuck called yesterday 06/26/2014 and left a threatening voice mail message claiming to be Officer Brandon Williams with the IRS from 571-402-0022. Did not say our name or anything on voice mail. One simple google search led me here and to other pages. I called the POS back and cussed him, he hung up on me and now it says "all circuits are busy" so they have either moved on or just blocked me. I normally like to call (blocking my number) and play with them, wasting their time acting like I am going to give them what they need. I figure that is one less person they are able to steal from if I am wasting their time.
I found the website with the IRS to turn it over but they arent as concerned unless you have already fallen for giving them money. I find it upsetting that several of these call complaints are over a month old with the same number yet when you attempt to do anything and report them - no one wants to do anything unless you were financially impacted.

Yea the same guy tried to call me by goes by Officer Brian John... lol he tried to speak proper English too haha

you people need to get out more.. it is a HISPANIC accent not indian that is attempting to scam people. I wish they would call back so i can post the address in MEXICO that they are wanting you to send the money to!!!

Got a phone message on machine: Very thick accent stating he was Officer Michael Miller from the Federal Crime Investigations looking for (name), that there has been a complaint filed against him and to call him back immediately. When I attempted to call back after 6pm it just rang, then recording stating "The Magic Jack customer you are trying to reach is unavailable". I called today, again, male with heavy accent, I told him I got the message and asked what it was about. He stated it was a complaint of tax fraud against (name) He knew who had called him without me saying. I asked who lodged the complaint, he said the employer, I asked what was the date of birth of the person he was calling about. He hung up. I called back asked to speak with his supervisor, he hung up. I called back two more times each time he hung up without saying anything. I waited a while, called back and he answered, I told him I knew it was a scam, that I had reported them to the FTC, he began yelling at me, couldn't understand what he said. Told him he better pack up shop!

Got a call from a Mark Andeson (obviously not real name) caliming to be from IRS 1-888-379-0745 couldn't make out what else the idiot said but he won't be getting called back.

Got a call, same phone number... left recorded msg and when I called back, took several times, got an irate heavily accented man who didn't know my name... I said IRS in the USA sends paper... and hung up... then I continued to call, sometimes getting a man with an accent sometimes no answer... when I got a person, I said that the FBI was getting ready to raid their call center... better run now! Several times... felt good

Someone called me from this number claiming my husband owes money to the government and said he will get arrested in 45 minutes if he doesn't pay the amount he owes. I figured out that it was a scam, the guy was extremely rude and threatened to call the cops on me when I questioned him. If you get a call from this number DO NOT PICK UP!!! IT'S DEFINITELY A SCAM!

Rec'd. a robocall from "Frank Jefferson" with the "IRS Tax Audit Department". Caller ID said 800-829-1040 (actual IRS number) and said he had information about a lawsuit about to be filed in federal court against my SSN, and that if I did not call 202-580-8078 right away a warrant would be issued for my arrest....

Some heavily accented man goes by Officer Brian John tried so hard to speak proper English and said "do not disreguard this message, it is time sensitive if you don't respond, then I wish you good luck.... 571-402-0022

Got a phone call from 917-300-3725 on my home phone and returned call from my office. Very thick accent stating that he was Nathan Burch or Burke from IRS Fax Fraud. I asked for copies of paperwork but he told me that letters were sent to me, and I never responded;t herefore, criminal charges were being brought againt me if I did not pay $2875.36 immediately. He also asked me what country was I from - I infomed him that I was an American and he responded that I could get deported for lying to the IRS. I had him talk to my coworkers (2 lawyers), and would not talk to them unless he had their bar numbers. I hung up but he kept calling back. I informed him that I knew it was a scam to stop calling but he said the least he could do is harass me. He called my office number at least twenty times.

I've received 2 calls in the past four hours...both from 415-251-9738. One from a hard to understand man, the other from a woman. Both times they said it was urgent and in order to incur penalties/prosecution I needed to call back. Each time a message was left on my answering machine.

I googled the number and found this site....I was suspicious because all calls are to go to my accountant, not me.

Received multiple calls from these people threatning deportation and arrest please please be aware the IRS telephone scam is a HUGE ONE! Do not fall for this

Somebody named himself Victor Johnson called my 77 years old mother demanding $980 penalty for not completing form 104. He provided her with his phone# 1888-7741428. When I called this number where was a man with thick accent, asking for penalty.Clearly a scam, be aware.

I got Vmail on 30th June and I called back today the 2nd July..Same things like you all have enjoyed talking to them. Didn't pay them anything but, I search and looked up the information about this scam on IRS website. Now, I wanted to abuse these jerks in Hindi..(yes, I am an indian but, a good one.Not related to these idiots) So, tried to called the number given to me intially. Now it always, go into VMail. I think these numbers vanishes after first use. Did anyone try calling them back?

Today I got a voice msg on my home phone: My name is officer Heather grey(?) from Internal Revenue Service. The hotline to my division is 4152511037. I repeat it's 4152511037. Don't disregard this message and do return the call before we take any legal allegation against you. Goodbye and take care."

I called back and was forward to an answering recording. The recording didn't state the agent name and from what department.

I've been getting this same robocall from various "agents" for four months now. Every time I block the number, The calls continue using a new number. I also called back out of frustration on July 18th (my latest call) and got a recording of woman with a heavy accent (Asian/Indian?) telling me to leave a voice message. The recording also didn't list a name or mention the IRS. I strongly agree with a fellow complainer that these scammers should be dumped in a desolate corner of the earth so they can eat one another into annihilation.

Multiple calls from (202) 751-2499, but today's was the worst - threatening to freeze my bank accounts and credit cards as of tomorrow, seize my other assets, revoke my immigration status and have local police arrest me in the next 45 minutes and incarcerate me for up to 5 years. All this if I refused to settle my "debt" immediately. Extremely upsetting!

Received a call on July 2 from a man with a very thick Indian accent claiming to be "Jeff Martin" from the "IRS in Washington DC," phone number (202) 506-9579. I was threatened with arrest if I ignored the call. Out of curiosity, I called the number late this evening and got the IRS's "answering machine." This is clearly a fraud, but the threat of arrest makes it particularly menacing. Do not respond to these folks!

Received a voicemail message today from "Kevin Harris" (an Indian guy) at 202 241 6147 saying that there are problems with my taxes from Texas (where I've never lived or worked) and that "you alone will be responsible" if I don't call back. I suppose if they really were my taxes, I alone WOULD be responsible. Will call to file a scam complaint in the morning. Sad that people feel they need to do this crap.

I got a phone call three days ago from a 360 number, then a 570, two 602 numbers, then finally two different 202 numbers. I had a few different accents in messages. There was a Hispanic man, an Indian sounding woman, and a couple of Pakistani sounding guys. The person I actually answered the phone for this morning (I was half asleep-totally not paying attention or I wouldn't have picked up) was definitely Pakistani or Arab. He never even finished his spiel-which I may add, sounded like he was reading off a piece of paper. (and not overly well) He started by saying they were calling for...(he paused for a good 5 seconds) You. The fact he didn't know my name was a very good indication he didn't know who I was, just had my phone number. He went on to say it was pertaining an IRS debt, from....(again pause) You. Even reading he made no sense. It must be a very poorly written script because he sounded like an idiot. (which only made me want to laugh in his face) Because I never cut him off or spoke the entire time he was reading he just kept going on about being reported to the local police but then he hung up mid sentence (or maybe whoever was prompting him did-who knows) I already reported them to the FTC. They never asked for money or anything, but I am sure they are getting to that eventually since they call me at least twice a day-I just ignore them usually.

I've gotten the calls before on my cell and it was the Indian guy, but today I got a robocall in a female voice from 202-506-8057. It could've been the same guy since the voice was digital. It was the same BS message, but this time on my home phone. I deleted it, of course, knowing that it was the scam. When I got them on my cell last year, I tried calling the number, but no one answered it - I would get disconnected. I never had someone asking me to pay money. I guess I got lucky!

I've gotten the calls before on my cell and it was the Indian guy, but today I got a robocall in a female voice from 202-506-8057. It could've been the same guy since the voice was digital. It was the same BS message, but this time on my home phone. I deleted it, of course, knowing that it was the scam. When I got them on my cell last year, I tried calling the number, but no one answered it - I would get disconnected. I never had someone asking me to pay money. I guess I got lucky!

I received a call from 202-239-7036 on 07/03/14 in the afternoon as a ROBOCALL to say that do not drive before I call him some vioalation. The accent was spanish and I couldn't recognize what he as talking. I ignored it and then I got another call with the Indian guy trying to fake out the US english accent. This time I let it go to the vice machine to get the recording started and I picked it up asking him his identity and go to the police station and call from there to my town police station. He started asking what is your town police station then I told he better know as he was claiming to be an IRS officer. The he started threatening me to send me jail and all. So, I warned him that he has no manners to talk like an officer and threatening is a crime, you are being recorded and I am going to provide the proof to the police. Then he started abusing me with the bad words, where I warned him again that abusing is another crime and it's being recorded. I told him that I am going to my local police station to file a complaint. I hung up on him and went to my town police station where the office told me that they can take the complaint but I can file the complaint on FBI.GOV and IC3.GOV. After searching this caller's number and also government's site I found these lots of complaints. I urge FBI to track this down and stop this nonsense fraud as soon as possible. It's aggravating and disturbing as we are loyal citizens being trubled by the outsiders. It's possible in the new technology that the calls can be traced all the way to get the internet and phone crimes. Even there are international laws abide by all the countries to track such crimes and catch the bad people. I know the FBI probably busy with number of more serious crimes but this crime is growing and before it goes out of control US government has to crack it down and show these criminal gangs that they are not safe anywhere in the world. They can be cought and punished in no time. The fake caller's number was 202-239-7036. As far as the message to the victims (too late and not-too late) is that we all good people should team up and let the government know the urgency to stop this. Anytime you get such call the first thing is to call your local police station they are our friends and search on the internet for the number. Ask the person to wait call back while you can search for the answer on the internet. We are the one who can stop this crime by teaming up providing the awarness to your friends, relatives, co-workers and asking them to pass the same message to more of the others who they know. Multiplying a good message against the bad people is the answer to stop it. Once everybody in US knows then they have no otherway but to stop it because they will know that they can't get the money out of us. Long Live USA - 4th of July.

You can file an online complaint at www.ftc.gov/complaint. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint. The FTC's complaint database is available to law enforcement agencies. If they are investigating these phone numbers, your complaint might be helpful.

I just received a voicemail from someone claiming to need to talk to me on a time sensitive matter regarding the IRS. He said that his name was Brian June/Jone and said that if my attorney didn't contact him at 202-864-1281 that he wished me luck as the situation unfolded on me. Right ! As others have said, it was a thick accent. I don't usually answer calls from numbers that I do not know and figure that if it is something important they will leave a message. I have blocked this caller with my phone provider as I can do that straight from my phone. Beware !!! They are still out there.

Received a call from 202-506-8051. Caller asked for me by name and once he announced who he was, I told him he/they had called before. I informed him that the IRS does not call people at home and that his number was being blocked and reported.

Ok I got several calls left on my voicemail. Got tired of the calls so I answered the call and confronted the man with the heavy Indian accent. I told him I knew this was a scam and that I reported him. He got really upset, I told him to never call this number again. He started shouting at me and said he would call me a hundred times. He called back about 6 times in a row. OMG we just laughed.

I told the same Indian accented fellow that I called the FBI and they were on their way to raid their center.

I received 3 calls today from these guys he calimed to be john cooper their number 1-888-385-0228. employee number 77628. Looks like they have a new number I have not seen this one posted here.

Received robocall from "Heather" today from phone number 202-506-9689.

call them back and tell them that the FBI are about to raid their call center!

Just received one in Sudbury MA from 415 251 1037

I got the robocall ignored it, and I too received the digital threatening phone message, name this time was "Officer Brian Jones" (must be a Rolling Stones fan). Number was 202 599 9525 a spoofed or hijacked number perhaps

We received a robocall from "Heather Gray" today from phone number 202-506-9679. Call told us "do not ignore this call" and to call back "before they initiated legal action against us."

We received a call as well. A person call Michael. He claimed that he is from IRS and he give us a reference number #336007. We told them the person is not at home and he ask us to call back at 202-506-8435.

received call from john rdyer, irs agent 85563666, threaten sheriff arrest in 30mins for tax evasion and money laundrying. gave phone number 800-829-1040, caller id showed 202-239-0014. he hung up after asking him repetitive questions

I got a call this morning about the same thing... I called back several time till I got a guy claiming to be an IRS agent... bla bla bla... got me really upset so I called my accountant... he said it was a scam.. I called again later.. asked where they were located and if this was a call center. When he hesitated, I asked again, are you in a call center... he said yes... I said I called the FBI and that they were on their way to arrest you scamming bottom feeders.... I have called twice after saying the same... the phone number which I saw someone else posted 888 379-0745 now wont answer... I suggest that everyone say they have reported this call to the FBI and they have looked up the phone number and are on their way!!!

You can report  the calls to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 800-366-4484 or online. You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments in your complaint.

Similar scam: received call from 202-241-6146 stating that he was with IRS but that he had a "legal affidavit" and "federal complaint" received against me from my state of Pennsylvania. Hmmm, didn't realize that the IRS was prosecuting cases for the state now.

7/9/14: Call from 202 506 9840
Caller: Heada (or Heather) Gray
The script was pretty much the same as above mentioned that I needed to call them back at this same number. The funny thing was they said "call before we take legal allegation against you". I was almost ROFL on hearing this

Recieved several voicemails on my Lan Line from both 202-241-2158 and 202-506-9686 saying that he is an IRS officer, name illegible, calling me only by my first name Mr. Tim in a heavy Indian accent saying he is an invetigating officer for the IRS and that I was hiding tax information from the US Government creating a felony and that I must return his call as soon as I get this message or serious consequences will occur. This has been going on for several months. I have no outstanding debts with the IRS. I cannot get rid of these people. Someone has to do something. I wish our elected officials would make this a priority. It is happening to so many innocent US residents. We do not deserve this.

Well, I just got a robo-call from 888-379-0745 claiming to be Fernando Rodriguez from the IRS (trying to scam me). I happened to miss the call, but did my research thankfully. Just reminding others that "The IRS doesn’t ask people to pay with prepaid debit cards or wire transfers, and doesn’t ask for credit card numbers over the phone. When the IRS contacts people about unpaid taxes, they do it by postal mail, not by phone. Read Government Imposter Scams for more tips on avoiding a scam."

Got one of these calls today, and I demanded to speak to Jack Dawson's manager. He rudely said, "Do you think the federal tax department has managers?" I replied, "Yes, I do because I'm a manager at a local IRS department so give me your manager." He then told me to hold and hung up. Especially when I asked what the supposed crime committed was and what this phone call was regarding. If they ever call again, I'm going to tell them I actually work for the FBI and know this is a scam and am tracking them through the phone call. Maybe that'll stop them from calling back.

The first FTC blog regarding these phone calls was made on April 7th. It is now July 10th -- over three months and the same thing is still going on all over the country. What is the best way to stop receiving calls from them or will they eventually stop?
I wonder why they haven't been caught already after three months. Either the authorities have it on the bottom of their to-do list or the call centers are located outside of the US.

I got a call from a man with a heavy indian accent claiming that there is a criminal investigation against me...number he called from is 202-808-3670. Anyone else get a call from this number?

Yea I got the same call today at 3 pm.

Have been getting these calls on my voice mail since July 7 from 888-375-2636 and 202-864-1287 as late as 9 pm. Names they used are James Sanders and then he put his supervisor on the phone, Carlos White. James called again today while I was home, so I figured I would answer this time to see what they were going to say. At first he scared the snot out of me saying I was being audited for intentional tax evasion and would be going to go to jail for 45 minutes. I should have my attorney call them immediately to meet at the Federal Court House on Monday at 930 am, and did I understand this was big trouble. I knew it was a scam, but I googled it while I was on the phone to confirm my suspicion. I went along with him to see where it would go. It was funny when shortly after I googled this matter he said not to google it, dufus. I reported it to tigta.gov while I was on the phone with him too.
If I wanted to take care of the matter right away, he offered to let me take care of it right now, but it could not be debit or credit card, it had to be cash. He demanded my cell phone number so he could talk to me the entire way to CVS. I told him I did not have cash, so he told me to do a cash advance on my debit card or credit card. I told him my husband has the credit card in his name and that I cant do a cash advance on his card, can only get about 350 from a debit card every 24 hours. He tried to scream at me a few times, but I screamed back that if I don't have cash or a cell phone I can't crap them. He kept putting me on hold so he could speak to his supervisor. He gave me directions to go to CVS and buy "green dot money pack electronic vouchers in 500-dollar increments" and if anybody asked why I was buying them, I was to say it was "personal business."
He is supposedly going to call back in 2 hours, which is how long I told him it would take me to run this little errand. I will yank his chain some more when he calls back.

My wife received the same type of call. When she received the call on TUE, 8 Jul 2014 from 202-241-6131, she blocked this number on her cell phone.

Then today around 11 AM she received another call from 844-854-5521 with the same message.

Please beware of this people.

I rec'd a voice message from 202-506-9579 claiming they were from the IRS and I've been found to have committed tax fraud. I called them and a women with a very heavy Indian accent proceeds to tell me that the IRS has found strong reason to believe I've committed tax fraud (which I did not by the way) and I owe $3000. She said I must pay $1000 by 5pm. She told me to sell things in my house that I own to get the money. If I did not pay they said they will file a lawsuit and that all my accounts will be frozen including my driver's license and my passport. They proceeded to tell me I would be let go from my job because they will tell them I committed tax fraud. It was a completely insane phone call. I could barely understand her through her accent and asked to speak to someone I could understand. They transferred me to a guy named William who still had an accent but spoke clearer English. Total scam!

Same guy called today at 3 pm. What a BS.

I got a call from 202 -241-2553 from an Indian man who tried very hard to speak in American accent. He told me he is calling from IRS on a Saturday morning. He said I violated some law and I have to pay $1400 to resolve this issue. He mentioned that the money will be refunded when I file this years tax. If I fail to pay this amount I would be getting legal bond and will also be arrested for 2 years.
I have filed a complaint with FTC. Please beware of this number and please don't fall for these criminals.

Received similar message from the same number stating I or my lawyer need to call back or I would be in serious legal trouble. He had a Chinese accent.

Same Robocall in Washington State today. This website rocks!

Got a geberic robocall message from a blocked number. Asked to call back to speak to live agent at 888 775 1591.

My caller was a woman, in a recording, who gave a name that I couldn't quite understand. Message was similar to many above. Caller ID said she was calling from 202-506-9679.

If only these losers had an education or some talent, they might be able to find real jobs. Their moms must be so proud.

We received a message from an Officer Jessica of the IRS, Tel 202-506-8418 at 2:26pm 7/15/14 saying that we must immediately call with our attorney, if not she wished us well.

I just received a voicemail from someone purporting to be IRS agent Heather Grey, suspected scam right away she told me to call 202-506-8659 before they took "allegations" against me.
She had a slight accent, just didn't sound credible!

Well I finally called back the 202 number that keeps calling me and saying they are from the IRS. The gal (who spoke with and Indian accent) said the same things but she was harsh from the get go. I told her to calm down and not to be so confrontational with me. I stumped her for a minute and then she went back to harrassing me so I abruptly told her that I would call the IRS directly and handle it. People need to stop being the victim and do something about it. Take control and handle it. It took me all of 10 seconds to know if was a scam. There were several other people in the background talking and you can see by all these responses that it's running rampant.

202-599-9525 is also being used as part of the scam where someone who is not employed by the IRS is calling and claiming to be employed by the IRS and trying to intimidate their victims.

I received a phone call today from a person with a Eastern Europe accent from a number out of Maryland 301-357-8829. He told me the cops would be at my house within 45 minutes for back taxes owed for the year 2009. I was terrified because this was actually a year that my ex husband and I divorced and had issues with our taxes due to a pending custody battle with his ex-wife. After the divorce I received mailed LETTERs from the IRS regarding payment. My ex assured me he would take care of this and I have not heard a word from the IRS from 2009-2010. So I fell for it and drove to the Rite -Aid as directed by now a different, more threatening man on the phone. It was after 5:00 and the banks were closed. I was told to go into Rite-aid and had to remain on the phone with him. If we hung up the resolution process would end and the police would come. I took out $1865 (3 $500 cards and one for $365 as directed). I did it, shaking and on the phone. The employee at rite aid looked very concerned and watched me walk to my car and stayed there until I left. Once I scratched off the numbers as directed he told me to hold for 15 minutes while he contacted the sheriff that was going to arrest me. After holding he came back and said they would not cancel it because I also owe taxes for 2011 and 2012 in the amount of $3,750.00. I promptly hung up because I now knew this was a scam. I'm so disappointed for letting myself fall for this. My only hope is that some body learns from my error.

I am very sorry, Ali. Sounds like a 'perfect storm'. Don't worry, Jesus Saves.

I received a voice mail today from 1-202-506-8657 which I looked up and found to be a Ymax Oration Landline in Beltsville, MD.

Message from Indian woman saying that we should call back right away or legitimate action from the IRS - do not ignore this message, etc.

I received a call from Heather Grey with the IRS yesterday. Said not to ignore the call or there would be legal consequences. I could not figure out why the IRS would be calling me, so I got online and found out about this scam. The number they called me from was 415-251-8730.

Add another to the list 202 280 7127

Got call from 202-506-8459. Same as above from Ymax Oration in Beltsville. Snarky Indian sounding guy. Filed with inspector general and ftc.

yesterday got the Robot IRS call 7-16-2016 did not write down the 202 number fast enough. Called the federal Trade commission after Comcast gave me there number. Comcast could not tell me my last caller phone number & the Washington DC one that appears on my home phone is there only seconds. I know the IRS does only snail mail audits etc and 1 year our refund was stolen IRS was hacked not use and we did get back the $8,000 but it took a long time. Anyway would not a real person tell you this stuff & not a computer red flags & glad I could not write down the number & if they asked for any personal info the IRS really has it. I did get life lock & me & my hubby after that time.

I got a call from 206-259-6406 from a man with a heavy Indian accent threatening my arrest in 45 minutes and that I have to stay "on line" with him and go to the store and buy "government-issued bonds"

Why would the IRS make you go to the store and send money like that? I hung up on him and reported it to the FTC and TIGTA

now it seems they are using a new phone number to conduct the scan 8448545587 ...
Indian guy identifying himself as An IRS representative said I had my past tax from 2008 miscalculated and it seems it was in bad faith and that I own the IRS over a $1000 dollars ... provided me with an outdated home address and said legal action was been taken against me , said something about me getting arrested. I told him I was not give him any information over the phone , besides that he had the wrong address. I told him i was contacting the IRS personally... which I did.

I got 2 calls today from Washington D.C. (202)239-7173 and(202)241-2053 both sounded very Indian or heavy accent. Said they were investigating agents & a complaint that was on me for tax fraud & money laundering LOL yeah RIGHT.

Had this same scam call today, guy with indian accent giving out threats on the voicemail, number was 844-854-5594

Had this same scam call today, guy with indian accent giving out threats on the voicemail, number was 844-854-5594

A man with huge Indian (Hindi) accent called me. He said he was from IRS and wanted to fine me due to tax miscalculation. He wanted me to call Mike Carter to discuss the solution. Their number is 202-506-8435. I said why don't you send me the official certified letter first if you are from IRS?! He said they had tried 3 times but I never replied. I said I would call IRS official number to verify it. He was mad. I laughed.

I don't understand why US companies keep outsourcing IT and service jobs to India and then they steal customers' information to scam us?!!

Never happened before. Since layoff, I started receiving calls. One from 206-317-2519 and the other one from 202-241-2553. The caller said that he is office for IRS.

I got the same scam call to my husband while he's out. The caller said he is an IRS agent and his name is Jack Martin. I asked his IRS employee ID Number and he said "12180". He asked my husband calling him back at 202-241-2553.

I've received about a dozen calls from 202-241-2553 & they have a pre-recorded message asking to call back. I called the number back & they said I had fraudulent charges against my social security number. They kept asking who my attorney on retainer was. I asked repeatedly for a case # & they said my lawyer had to go to court to get it. My accountant verified this is a phishing scam. You can report them to the IRS.

We've received two calls today from the same person, who claims to be Ralph Gaber (Geber?), but although he mentions "Washington," he didn't actually say he was IRS. He did say that he was calling about a "tax fraud" against my name for which I could be jailed. The call-back number he gave is 206-204-5252, which is in the Seattle, WA area. Needless to say, we didn't call back. Meanwhile, I filed a complaint with TIGTA.

Got a call from an indian sounding "IRS officer" named "Steven Jones" in the "legal department of IRS" ("badge # 2k2326"~ i asked) said the IRS had a federal complaint lodged against me for tax fraud and that there was a warrant out for my arrest! that 3 lawyers were listening and anything i said would be used against me. He connected me to his boss "Scott Anderson" who sounded exactly like him . When i got mad and said i had filed my taxes and that there had been a bank error and i started explaining it using accounting terms they hung up on me! hahaha. i was scared though because the bank had misclassified a retirement transfer as being withdrawn… could have been a reallllly bad SNAFU. in fact my heart is still racing. i have enough going on .. single widow raising two kids… don't need this i hope someone catches these A holes! How many people have they scared tricked?
They called from 202-803-5026 please call them and give them a hard time! thanks for this site. i am also going to call to report this.

I received a call from 202-470-2418 it was a Indian guy claiming to be Officer Michael Johnson. He states in the msg that there is a federal investigation against my SS# and that I need to call right away!! Total scam!!

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