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 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'm sorry you fell for it ali. My Dad just fell for the same thing today and ended up giving 8k . These ppl are sick and I'm so mad the government or police can't do anything

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.

I also received a call from 206-204-5252 stating that a legal petition had been filed against me for "tax fraud" and that I needed to call to avoid potential jail. I will also file a complaint with the 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.

same call from 202-864-1975...indian or pakistanian called saying he is with legal department form IRS please contact us the second you get message before the situation grows out of control. He said name was Chris Johnson..

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!!

Just happened to me. I've got them recorded on my phone and sent it along with the phone number to my attorney.

Today we recvd a phone call message from a "Charlie King" claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service’s from the Tax Audit Department. He went on to say (and I quote here for you)...The nature of this voice mail is to make you aware that we have received some legal petitions against your name concerning a Tax evasion or a Tax Fraud. We are about to take this matter to the Federal Bank (unintelligible) House and we are about to issue a warrant for your arrest. But before we do that if you need any further details concerning the same case you can reach us at 844-854-5592, and then they repeated the number. This first above contact occurred at approx 9:08am PDT Friday 7/25/2014 at our home land line number.. It was a message. We called the number back within an hour (it was the same guy who answered - Charlie King) and enquired what this was about, and who it was regarding. He said it was regarding My Wife and he asked to speak to her. I told him my wife did not speak very good English) and so she picked up the other line and we spoke to him, and tried to get details. He said it concerned Tax evasion for the years of 2008-2012 (which is absolutely not true, we have always been absolutely honest on our Tax returns - so I figured then that this was a fraud). I again asked for specific, and he evidentially then realized that we were figuring him out, and he closed with you will recv some sort of call within 45 minutes or be arrested in 45 minutes or something of that general nature and hung up. I have saved the recorded message of the initial recorded call if needed. My wife is originally from Taiwan, and doesn't speak advanced complex English and so she frequently on solicitors calls if they are complex tells them that. So the thing I suspect here is that this Scam outfit perhaps got a list of people in that category from other Telemarketing databases etc, to look to prey on them, they would be easily fooled. The other thing I noticed when doing a reverse search on the number inline is it indicated that the 844 Area Code is the type of line where the person be called is the one charged for the call, so it could be that they are looking to get income thru that angle. These people are dangerous, and I would recommend looking into it. I went on to another website and entered comments following on to 2 other individuals who had been contacted from the same phone number and the same named individual Charlie King. One was from 1 day ago, and one from 6 days ago. Hope this helps catch these creeps. Sad to think there are scumbags like this in the world. Hope this helps catch him.

I got a call on my vm from the same Indian Charlie with basically the same message. How desperate do people have to be to do this kind of thing in their lives? It screams of SCAM and yet people fall for it! The phone number Indian Charlie gave was 844-854-5592. What a cheap creep!

I received a voicemail requesting to call at (202-506-9750)and threatened me with a legal action as I had ignored a certified letter from the IRS stating several audit findings from 2008, and 2009. I immediately called this number and IRS officer Ms Brown told me that I had my past tax from 2008/09 miscalculated and it seems it was in bad faith and that IRS want to fine me due to that fact. So own the IRS a $4892.59 dollars and may be arrested any day now. All my property, credit cards and bank accounts would also be arrested.
Only after that I comprehended that since 2006 I have got disabled(a wheelchair bounded)and the taxes automatically withheld from my pension.
Please catch the bastards, stop them!

Just picked up a VM from "Heather Gray," phone # 202-506-9775. If you've never been contacted by the IRS about a tax return, you wouldn't know that this is not the standard way the IRS does this. And even if you have been, as I have, I first figured that maybe they have started doing this by phone. It was the robocall that made me think this wasn't what it was pretending to be.
Thank you FTC for this page confirming my suspicions that this is a scam. I will not lose any more sleep or time over it.

I just got a call today. They called 3 times and on the third time they left a message. A robocall from ???? Smith from the IRS told me not to disregard this message and call back before they sought legal allegation. 202-506-8701. Something is fishy here.

Just happened to me. I received a call from 202-241-9630. Some Indian guy claiming to be Office John Reed (Meed) from the Federal Tax Audit Department of the IRS informing me that a Federal Tax Fraud claim had been made against me. When calling the number back you get a voice mail to Emily Peters (some Indian Woman's voice that claims she is with the IRS Federal Tax Fraud unit)

Just received the same call (sounded like Jonathan Reed) on August 6. Asked me to call 202-241-9630. I reported it to TIGTA. I hope that can shut the this guy down.

I work for a tax company, and I just had a call from one of our clients. She was very scared, because someone (who was very hard to understand) called her and her husband stating that they owe because they didn't file a certain form. She told the man that she would fix the situation, but she needed some time. He told her that if she were to hang up the phone, he would be sending the cops over right away. You can just imagine how scared she was, since she has young kids. I mentioned this to my co-workers, since I know that the IRS does not operate this way. A co-worker mentioned to me that it happened to one of her clients, so I called my client back and asked for the # that called her. 202-803-5026. I googled it and brought me to this. I informed her to call the IRS directly and let them know what is going on, and not to answer the calls anymore. If they keep harassing her to call the cops.

I just received two repeated messages from the same Middle Eastern person who goes by the name of "Officer, Steven Jones." I must say that my heart literally jumped out of my body after hearing his message. I tried to call the number back to only get a answering machine stating to leave a message. I found it extremely interesting that the IRS would call anyone in regards to legal issues. At that point I decided to google the name and the phone number and came across this blog. I am extremely thankful for all that wrote their experiences on this blog because it helped me understand that this supposedly "Officer, Steven Jones," is nothing but a scammer and I would like to share the number that has been recorded on my caller ID to make others aware about these potential scam artists. 202-803-5026 I hope this helps others in the same manner it has helped me. Best wishes to all.

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

I received two calls today from an Officer Eric Foster and the hotline to his division is 571-222-2550. He says: "This is time sensitive, so if I don't hear from you or your attorney, then the only thing I can do is wish you a good luck after the situation unfolds on you."
I hope someone gets all these scammers.

Today I received a call from "IRS" (202) 241-1344. I think the officer was expecting my wife to answer the call, because when I asked "Who is this?", his answer was its my wife's boyfriend and hung up. When I called back the number to get the company name, it just said "Sorry the voice mailbox for Internal Revenue Service is full". I know it was an Indian guys, as I myself is Indian origin, so I know the accent. I am more freaked out because these guys are getting personal and I don't know what other information they have about me or my wife. Hope some government agency (FBI, DC Police etc) will do something about it.

Over the past 4 months, we must have received at least 6 phone calls from different individuals, all claiming to be from the IRS, threatening arrest, loss of home, deportation (born here, where were they planning on deporting us to?) Latest phone number is 202-506-9763. My favorite form of stress relief now is to block my number, call them back and blow a police whistle into the phone when they answer. Definitely Indian, too stupid to know how the IRS really works but it can be very frightening to someone who doesn't know any better, to a recent immigrant who is scared sh****ss of actually being deported.

I got a call from 202-506-9750 posing as IRS officer. It was a recorded message asking me or my attorney to call back.

wife was left message on phone to call 202-278-2000. when she called it was a man with thick accent and claiming she owed money to the irs and threatened her with jail

I received a call from from 202-280-7087 on 7/21 stating he is from IRS and there is federal investigation on my taxes. Do I need a lawyer. I told I will call IRS and check myself, they threaten that cops will be there at my place in next 30 minutes, nothing happened. I tried to call the same number 202 280 7087 did not work. Today 7/29 again I got the same call from a different number 8036968198, same story. I told them please go head and file the petition I will take care of it. There was another woman in the back around speaking in arabic language and they disconnected the phone. I tried to call the same number and tried to ask why are you calling and troubling us, and told them I know you are not from IRS, they started to speaking in foul language. I disconnected the call.

Received 4 of these messages on my landline. 2 from Melvin Belchik, the others names I couldn't make out. All asked to call back with 202 area codes. Used my cell phone to call back. 2 numbers were "no longer in service" and an answering machine with no message answered the third. The last one got me a little mad. It was a live person who knew my name and how to pronounce it correctly.
202 864 1255
202 751 2551
202 841 2787

Got the same call but the number was from 202-241-4319, a man who spoke little English (and almost robotic) claimed to be from the IRS and I needed to reach him about something concerning tax fraud. I called the number back, the man on the line, in a very thick Russian accent accused me of committing tax fraud and he claimed he sent me a packet to fill out 6 months ago. I asked him, "what packet?" and he started yelling saying that he would send the local police to my house ASAP, so I hung up.

I received my first call on Monday July 28th from a voice recording stating her name was Julie/Julia Smith with the IRS telling me the matter was time sensitive and it was about back taxes that owe and if I did not call her back at (202) 506-9775 regarding the matter me or my legal attorney action would be taken. Can I say my heart dropped to my stomach. These people had me going for a good minute then one of my co-workers because did I mention I was at work when this took place told me that the IRS DOES NOT contact you that way and it was a scam. I called and told my mom about it and she had gotten a similar call she told me to call the IRS personally just for piece of mind. I decided first to goggle the number where I came across this website and some others all with people sharing their experiences with these scam artist. I just want to thank you all that have written of your experience because it helped me to see I wasn't the only one. I have been warning all my friends and family of this scam because word of mouth is the only way to cut these folks off at the knees.

After that harrowing experience I got another call two days later on July 30th from a man that asked to speak to the name I couldn't make out I could serveral people speaking in the background when he said the name agian I said "who?" the guy hang up on me. I got another call from the same number (202) 506-8147 this time I did not answer he left a 40 second voice mail stating his name was Mark Anderson with the Internal Revenue Services in the thickest Indian accent he preceded to tell me that he was calling for my mom who had at one time had my cellphone in her name and that it was regarding back taxes she owes and if she did not call back in timely manner that legal action would be taken and at the end of this menacing phone call he tells me goodbye, take care. What a load of hogwash you just threatened me within an inch of my life with jail and then at the end you tell me goodbye, take care. I let my mom hear the message she could only laugh seeing as how they had already called her phone threatening her and she had talked to the real IRS who informed her of this ongoing scam. We both could only laugh at the boldness of some to dupe hardworking people out of their money. All I can say I'd BEWARE and if something does not seem right it usually isn't!

Got a call today calming that I owed 1,100 and if I didn't pay 500.00 that I would be asserted at my home. They said that the IRS did want my money only me, the only way to resolve this is to pay 500.00 at Walgreens and use a tax pay voucher. The number they called me from was 66-695-7835 the name used was Robert Matthews or Robert James with a badge number Federal 171123 senior offer.

Another to add to the list Christopher 202-241-2553. Christopher will answer IRS if you call from an unblocked #.

and another to add: Kevin Shall badge number 594982.

Got a call from (202) 506-9759 at 7 in the morning, which left a robovoicemail saying that I owed the IRS and if I did not call back that they would take legal action against me. Very threatening. Called back out of curiosity, man with Indian accent answered. I immediately hung up and Googled this number. It's a HUGE scam. Please do something to stop it.

This an India based IRS scam (there are also Pakistan based ones). Do not fall for this. Read http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/press/press_tigta-2014-03.htm
The IRS does not initiate any legal action over the phone. Report it also to your local law enforcement agency.

I've been getting several calls from this 202-506-9759 and my cell phone every time I answer the call there's no response on the other end so I ignored the number thinking it was a telemarketer I was away last week on vacation when I came home on Saturday evening and found a threatening message on my answering machine at home.. It was a lady voice with a very heavy accent stating it was the IRS and that I needed to call them back before legal action was taken against me, I really thought nothing of it since I do my taxes properly every year &the the accountant is certified that does my taxes. I pay for I pay my taxes so everything is done legally has nothing to worry about!! But I decided anyway call this number back just to clear the air, when I did call back the "gentleman "who answered the phone if that's what you want to call him was extremely rude his name was "Dan Murphy "he was rude and arrogant !!!! He had a very heavy accent and all he kept on saying is that I was avoiding responsibility and that they been trying to contact me since July 1 not only did he have my full name address he also told me the exact color of my front door is that it pictures of my house he told me how many times I tried to get a hold of me and then when I asked for written documentation he said they were going to download the information to the courthouse and have it delivered by two officers from my local police station who were going to come and arrest me!! Anyway I don't want to make the story very long,all I do want to say it takes a lot to convince me or to scam me but yet in the beginning of this phone call this man Sounded legit he had a lot of information!!! So if there's anyway and somehow to please put it out there especially for elderly people not to get scammed I called my local police department who said they get to three phone calls a day and I was lucky that I did not give out any money of course I would not cause I realize that it was a scam after talking to him for a little bit... But the police officer did say that there are people especially elder people who have given them money!!! Everyone please try to put it up there as much as possible so no one else can get scammed.

Most of our name and addresses are readily available online. All they have to do is look at our address on Google maps where are homes (and front doors) are clearly visible from the street views. They use everyday technology to scare us into thinking they have some authority and "inside" info. Look up your home address on Google or Bing (Bird's Eye View is cool) and you can see everything about your home, yard, and street. The scam artists are likely getting marketing lists with our names/addresses/phone numbers, then doing Internet searches to find out more about us and where we live. Imagine if they can see someone's Facebook, they will have names, faces, and places to also use to seem authoritatively knowledgeable about us. Very creepy that scammers are using our latest technology against us for their gain in a foreign country.

ALWAYS QUESTION THESE TYPE OF CALLS, EMAIL, OR LETTERS.

I answered a call from 202-808-3727 asking for my husband by name and stating that he (very thick Indian accent) worked for the IRS and that my husband owed money. He left the above number to have him call back. I told him to remove our number from the list. It seems I'm the first one to post a call from this number.

Got a call from 202-506-8435 while I was out. A person with a very heavy Indo-Pakistani accent who knew my name(And I pay extra for a unlisted number)
stated that his name was Robert Williams (yea right) from the Tax Litigation Dept, and that they had detected a tax discrepancy and I had to call them back at 201-506-8435 as soon as possible to avoid legal action. This scam needs to be stopped on a Federal Level. I have the whole message recorded.

Got a robo-call today from an "officer" Julie Smith from the IRS 202-506-8147. Figured it was a scam, that's how I ended up here.

Received similar calls from an Indian sounding man on Saturday August 2, 2014 at 7:23 am and 7:32 am (Number 202-506-8045 caller ID Washington DC). He told me similar to tale to what everyone describes above, but he told me to phone his supervisor in the next 30 min at 202-1206-8798. However, he did not have my full name. He only had my first name initial and last name. He continued to call me by this. This is a system I use when I register for information on-line. So obviously they have managed to buy or obtain a shopped list of names and numbers. When I returned the call to the Supervisor I refused to give him my name and instead informed him that he should be able to pull my name up by my phone number. After several attempts, he became frustrated and began swearing at me including the old "F--- off" statement. At this point I told him there was no way he was from the IRS and I hung up on him. I hoped this was the end of the calls. Unfortunately not! I came home today to find a wonderful voice mail from the same original number of 202-506-8045. (they phones my home 3 times at 7:57 am, 7:58 am, and 8:01 am before finally leaving a message). Of course the message tells me to call immediately or have my legal representative phone them. I am tempted to phone one more time and pretend to be a lawyer- just to get them to stop calling. This scam needs to stop... or the IRS needs to spend some of their budget and better educate the public about the scam and how they really make contact with people when there is a real problem. That would shut the scam down pretty quick.

Yup, just got a call from 202-241-2553. Two gentlemen with thick Indian accents named Danny Smith and his supervisor Kevin Deb or Dave or Dev or something like that claimed that my wife was being investigated for fraud. I said ok. Then they proceeded to give me a case number TXN0025IR773, yup, sounds legit to me. So I told them they don't sound like Danny nor Kevin and hang up on them. Because IRS doesn't call.

I received a call from 202-506-8147 and spoke to someone using the name "Alex Cooper" (Indian accent) and who claimed to be an IRS case officer. He was trying to scare me from the beginning. He read some so-called disclaimer that I will be arrested blah blah blah. Then he asked me if I understood him. I asked him what is my case number or reference number. I asked to speak to his manager but he said there was no need. Then I asked him what was his extension and he said 101!!! He seemed to get flustered with all of my questions and, with an attitude, said "Is this how you talk to an IRS agent?" He kept asking if I have a criminal record and he asked me if I have an attorney. It happened to be my fiancé is an attorney so I texted him while I was on the phone and I googled the phone number and found out the numbers have been posting all over the internet. So I said I don't feel comfortable speaking to him without my attorney and my CPA. He just said he will send the Marshall to arrest me shortly then he hung up. Btw during beginning of the conversation he said the Marshall is on the way to pick me up but he will send an email to the Marshall to stop that. I was thinking really? The Marshall is really taking email orders now?! At no point did he ask for payment, but I'm guessing he realized the scam was not working. I really hope these people are caught and sent to jail ASAP. If you are receiving a call from 202 area code better not pick up. IRS, please put some resources to stop this BS. I can't imagine how many people get scammed by these horrible people.

I recently received a threatened message from a lady named Julie Smith claiming to be an attorney for the IRS. I called the callback number 202-506-9835 and a lady with an Indian accent threatened to send a warrant for my arrest. She even requested for my lawyer's number. However when I continued to query the veracity of her claim that I owed US6000, she hung up. What is this world turning to guys?....

I received a call this week it was a robot call from agent Julie Smith stating if i did not call they would take legal action the phone number was from Beltsville MD 202-506-9962

New one... 2025063850. agent William turner from tax crime investigation of the IRS. Said should have got a letter in the mail gave WWW.FDC.gov as website for federal trade commission. Case and ID #'s and threatened to contact local authority's if did not pay. When asked that I have no proof who you are who you claim transphered me to another dude with an accent claiming to be head boss. They are getting more sofisticated and knowledgeable with each call.

Got call way too early - destroyed out sleep. This number 202-241-6134 - such pathetic people. I mean we live in an advanced nation and we can't block or take any action against these low lives?

My parents got a call last week and were lured in. They were scared by the calls and the follow-up "police" calls, and it was a day-long ordeal for them. They didn't call to tell anyone about it until after it was done. They're elderly, and are out A LOT of money. I don't even want to say how much, because I'm still in disbelief. I'm trying to find information on how they can possibly get their money back. They filed a police report, IRS claim online and FTC claim online. They went to their local IRS office, which was no help. It truly is mind-boggling to me how these scammers work - and how pervasive this scam is.

Were you able to help your parents get their money back? I'm so sorry these criminals preyed upon your elderly parents. They must feel awful and embarrassed. I've told mine to always check anything suspicious with me or the police first. Sadly, before that advice, my dad fell for a scammer to the tune of $70,000 USD (most of his life savings). It stressed him out so badly that his health was adversely affected. :(

I got two calls from the same group of people claiming to be from the "IRS" 202-241-6134. Without even telling me about the reason a complaint has been filed against me, they already threatened me with legal action, house arrest, and asked if I have a lawyer handy. I've already heard this script before and hung up. I feel sorry for the people who got scared into giving them money. How did they get our landline??

I receive call from 202-873-5024 did understand man name. He said that he was from the IRS and crimmal case was file agaist me. Knew my name and ask if I knew my x roommate also had my prev address I did not verified anything. I ask to explain this. The man wanted to know if I got a paycheck and wanted my crimmal atty name. He would not explain anything just hung up I report them.

Rec call from Steve Rogers an IRS agent who said I owed 5830.00. If I did not pay the police would be @ my door in one hour to seize all my assets.The man
had an Indian accent.He called from #202-506-9724.Sadly people are frightened by the threats and try to pay these vermin.
I hope they can be stopped.

Here is the v.m. I received today:

"Hi this message is intended for houses of-it-current(?) elders of that(?) this call is from the tax crime investigation unit. I as the very second you receive this message I need you or your retained attorney off record to return the call. The issue at hand is extremely time sensitive. My name is officer Paul Madison calling from the tax crime investigation. You need to apply ad and the hotline to my division is 2025068311. I repeat it's 242506831192 don't return the call and I doing PO from your attorney either then the only thing I can do is wish you a good luck as the situation badly on force on you. Again this message is for you and this is officer Paul Harrison calling from the tax crime investigation unit off. I as. Goodbye and take care."

Scammers usually ask the person who is being scammed to go to Walgreens, CVS, Walgreens, etc. to get the Green Dot or other money card. These stores, as a public service, should have certain sales people in the stores who are authorized as the only ones to sell these money cards. These sales persons should be trained to spot when a person appears to be in the process of being scammed. These salespeople should ask questions as to why the person needs the money to be sent in such a hurry and ask outright if it is for the IRS. Also, if it is for the IRS suggest the IRS must request the money via an official letter and do they have a letter.

Just got a robocall from 202-506=9962 pretending to be IRS. Very annoying. It seems like these folks use a lot of different 202-506-xxxx numbers - shouldn't that make it possible to track them down?

My call was also from a 202 prefix and yes, one would think that it would be easier to track.

We also have been getting calls from a private numbe,saying they are from the IRS tax audit dept and we need to contact them asap regarding a legal law suit. here are the names and number they leave Michele Brown 888-385-0228 and Officer Mike Black 844-858-6966 x108 badge #7796.

Thanks~ It really gets me angry, that they are doing this!

202-506-8435 is a call center with at least two men and one woman, all impersonating IRS agents and participating in this scam.

So: let's all call them back! We can waste their time when they answer... and better yet, fill up their voicemails when they don't.

As other users of this forum have reported (and no doubt will continue to report), there are many other, similar phone numbers connected to this scam. We can fight back against them all!

When the scammers find themselves spending those long, dreary nights in dingy call centers dreading every incoming call... and when their voicemails are suddenly too full to take messages from their intended victims.... then, one by one, they'll figure out that this particular crime no longer pays.

And they'll quit.

And when that happens: WE will win.

The Ph# they are using for me is 202 506-9728. The accent is so thick you know it's a scam or you are so far out of touch you need a caretaker. I pick the phone up and speak gibberish to them. They say "yes" and wait for you to speak again. They are dumbfounded by this. I use various languages and nonsensical combinations of words. The English language is the most difficult language on the planet so use it.

We have had numerous calls from actual people and robocalls for the past two months. They call each person in our family (including the children) individually. They threaten us with legal action and that a police officer will be at our door to arrest us shortly. I have digital recordings of the messages if they need them for the investigation and possibly use for voice recognition.
8/15/14 - 10:30 am - 202-506-9835 - from Julie Smith - Robo call
8/14/14 - 2:39 pm - 202-241-0064 - Robo Call - I hung up on it.
8/2/14 - 10:05 am - 202-570-7273 - Robo Call - I hung up on it.
7/17/14 - 10:51 am - 202-864-1301 - in person call - I hung up on it.
6/24/14 -5:41 pm - 202-864-1112 - from John Brown - in person call.
6/24/14 -5:36 pm - 202-864-1112 - from John Brown - left message
6/24/14 -4:46 pm - 202-864-1112 - from John Brown - left a message
6/24/14 -5:37 pm - 202-864-1112 - from John Brown - left a message
6/13/14 - 2:42 pm - 202-864-1122 - from John Brown - left a message
6/13/14 - 2:40 pm - 202-864-1122 - from John Brown - left message
6/13/14 - 2:38 pm - 202-864-1122 - from John Brown - left message

Thanks and let's get the info out there so people won't be scammed!

Scam Phone Number 2025068701, IRS. They will scare you & ask to pay cash on green dot card..

Be careful with these DC Phone Numbers. This is the business of scaming.
They will scare you and ask to pay cash on green dot card.
They will drain all your money from your bank account and transfer the money in foreign countries within few minutes.

IRS will never call. Nobody calls. They will send you a notice. If money matter comes never deal. Go personally IRS OFFICE OR CALL AND CONFIRM.
This thing is happened to all Indian people. These scamers are from India.

I received three calls this week from a female with an accent stating she was calling from the Legal Dept. of the IRS about a fraud matter against me. It was a robo call as I didn't recognize the number on my caller i.d. 844-858-6966, I let my message machine take the calls. The same call each time telling me if I didn't or my attorney didn't return the call the matter would be turned over the the police and it wouold "create a big mess for me." I can hardly believe the IRS would hire anyone to convey such a message.

just received phone call from Indian accented man saying his name was Mike Jones, Tax Crime Division. Gave address 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW Room #2501, Washington DC 20224. Wouldn't give a supervisor or way for me to verify. Said police would be at my house in 45 minutes.

Thanks for your comment. This sounds like a scam. Scammers will provide names, phone numbers and even addresses to make you believe they are legit. For example, in this case the address they gave you is the real address of the IRS. However, the IRS will never call you to threaten you as this caller did to you. That’s a sign that this is a scam. You can call the real IRS (1-800-829-1040) and ask for the agent’s name to confirm. Or visit your local IRS office

Just posting another number so that other's are aware..206-436-4730 probably the same Indian guys posted earlier. The scammer called me terrible names once I told them I have reported their # to the FTC and have blocked their number. I may call him back to harass him for a day or two since I know he answers :-). Oh and I googled the number before calling them back to confirm their location..clearly NOT the IRS.

Today, August 21, we received the same call from Officer Chris Martin, 202-239-0941, from the Tax Crimes Investigation Department of the IRS. He informed me on our voicemail that if he did not get a call back from me or my attorney, he would wish you good luck as to the situation and to follow up if you need to save yourself.

My husband got a call today from a Chris Jones from the IRS, telling him he would be going to jail if he didn't have $1,465.00 to him within an hour. Called from number 929-800-2694.

I hope your husband didn't send the money! The IRS never demands money in that way and initial contact is ALWAYS by mail. Everything is done formally and without threats of immediate arrest. When money is owed, payment plans are usually set up and fully disclosed paperwork is mailed to the person owing. These scumbags are banking of the fears of naive people.

Ha! We've received 8-10 of these calls today in Mass. From a spoofed California number. Two different Indian dudes pretending to work for the IRS. Yeah, right. Claims we owe some money and there is a warrant out or something. Total BS. Not worried for one second as I do our returns, I did them for a living for many years, and I KNOW we're 100% on the up and up with the feds. Told him to get lost a couple of times, kept calling back. Told him that I was recording the call for the police, kept calling back. Finally, he threatened to send the Sheriff over right now to arrest me (we don't HAVE sheriffs here ;)). Told him PLEASE DO send the sheriff right over! That stopped the calls, for today at least.

What a bunch of losers. Highly annoying.

In the last two weeks my cell phone has had three different messages from 202-506-8147 saying they are IRS and I need to call back else legal actions will be taken against me regarding my taxes. I could barely understand the message because his English was so bad. I did not return the call because my cell phone number was not posted on my tax return. Also if the IRS needs to contact me, I would assume I would get a legal letter and not some phone call from some ass you can't speak English.

these guys can sound good,how ever government employees will never threaten you over the phone with prison in the first 3 minutes of conversation when they even haven't explained the situation in details. reading all these cases have confirmed my suspicion of this being a scam and has calmed my nervousness.who in the hell tells you to put money on a card and state they will stay on the phone with you while drive to a local store to hear you make the transaction on a green dot card. WoW to believe they almost got me and am from east new York Brooklyn. LoL :]

thanks for informative websites as this one

I received a call this morning (08/26/14) at 8:18 from 2022410996. it went straight to my voice mail. The message was not clear at all but it said it was from IRD and to call back immediately. I called and he asked my SSN which i did not give. He said my income tax refund is being disputed and wanted to know if i had an attorney. I said yes and no depending on the year. I asked him which year tax were being disputed. He said 2010 & 2011. I told him i had. He said they will report to my credit agency. I asked him to mail the dispute to me and he said he cannot. I asked him to email me but again he said he cannot. It was stressful but I am now sure it was a scam

I got a message over the weekend to call an 877 number due to a possible fraud or tax evasion. This morning I called the number and spoke to Mike Jones (from India)who informed me that I owed $3900.00 dollars and I had two choices, 1) get picked up by the police or 2) pay the amount owed. I told him I didn't owe any money to the IRS, have never evaded my taxes, but he just kept on. I told him I have paid in installments to the IRS in the past and could do that for %50.00 a month. He asked me if I was serious? I finally got so disgusted with his attitude, I told him that I would not speak with him, and send the police out if you have to. We called our local sheriffs dept. and they informed us of this scam. How scarey this conversation was. I feel so sorry for single senior citizens like my mom who would have given the money with no questions asked.

Here are 4 more numbers: 949-873-7420; 559-836-5616; 202-239-8721; 303-219-3009...all IRS agents....last one left a curse filled message because we've caught on....these folks are dangerous and can cause great harm to the elderly and those with real problems right now...

I also got similar call from 292 series number. I wonder two things... How they quickly change their calling nos ? Also I heard in background many similar calls being made? Further, I see we have so many victims and still these goons are Scott free? For sure this was an Indian voice. They must get caught.
This should not be an IRS case but the federal police case and they should catch th!!

message on answering machine : " this is time sensitive . Don' t ignore. this is officer Julie (couldn't understand her ) IRS badge # (about 9 numbers) " We will take legal ALLEGATION against you " How about that? " legal allegation " !!! We have received many calls, from India, saying our computer needs repair. More Scams . I will report

Got a call last week from 202-506-9962 telling me to call about taxes not paid, clearly not true.

Got a call today from 202-506-8659. Didn't pick up again because I thought it was the same number. The idiot didn't know he was leaving me a voicemail and was making strange voices saying hello hello hello kidding around, then pretended like he was in a cave an echod this is a scam scam scam scam. laughed and then said oh shit and hung up.....Seriously???

I received a call yesterday from 303-219-3009 from an indian guy named Michael Hawkins. He said that there had been a criminal warrant against my husbands name. He also told me that we hadn't paid income taxes for 2008-2012. This is my question: If we hadn't paid income taxes, how did we get our income tax refund every year? He never asked for any personal information just that he was going to send authorities to my husbands employer and have him taken into custody for 72 hours. When I checked the caller id, the number showed up Colorado. I am in Texas. Total scam!!!

Received call from Dan Martin (Indian accent and unintelligible). 202-241-1698. Said he was from the IRS and there were three federal indictments against me. I ordered tandoori chicken and saag paneer. He hung up on me.

I had a missed call while I was in a meeting. I called back some indian dude replied posing IRS agent and told me he will call back. In the meantime I goggled the phone number 202-803-8933 and came across so many complaints of this scam which really prepared me well.
After about 20 minutes I got another call and I was told to be ready to be arrested unless I pay back taxes. I cussed the guy in his language and he immediately cussed me back. We had almost 5 minutes of cussing exchange and then he hung up.
What I found positive in this whole event that I was having a stressful day this gave me opportunity to unload everything in 5 minutes. It felt really good after that.
Don't be afraid to blow them off, our reputable agencies don't act like them. So give them hell.

rcvd robo call from 202-506-9835 stating she was Officer Julie Smith with the IRS. "Do not ignore this call, we must hear from you before we pursue any legal action against you" she wanted me to call her back at her office # (above) - needless to say I won't be calling! If the IRS needs me for some reason they can contact me by official mail.

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. This was report by sgb1948 on Aug 20th 2014. The same thing happened with me today Sep 2nd 2014. Please dont give any details. We even called the Sheriff in Cobb County to confirm this and they confirmed this as the Scam call.

Just received a voice message from 206-204-5252 saying they were from IRS and I am going to be arrested for tax fraud if I do not call back. I googled the number and found this sight stating it is a scam.

Call from (213) 337‑001‍4 (Los Angeles) on Sept. 4, 2014:

*text-to-speech, robotic voice* "Hi, officer Julie Smith from Internal Revenue Service and the hotline to my division is 206-495-9309 (Seattle). I repeat it's 206-495-9309. Don't disregard this message and do return the call before we take any action against you. Goodbye and take care.”

DO NOT CALL BACK!! It's clear that this is a scam designed to phish for your social security number, address, and your money. I hope fraud investigators find these scumbags. However, how do they punish criminals that take advantage of naive U.S. citizens (usually the elderly) and aren't even in your country to be convicted? Totally stinks.

I received a robo call/recorded call from Fernando Rodriguez. Claimed there was an action against me. Said to call back "before the courts got involved or sheriff came by to arrest me." Phone number of scammers: 206-512-1501. Caller ID will also read: "Unassigned." If you receive a call like this hang up immediately and block the number if your phone supports it. The people running this scam are the lowest of the low.

Received a message from a female Wed 9/3/14 and 6 messages on 9/5/14 from men stating calling from IRS 202-506-9962. Annoyed and frustrated!

Received call today from woman agent stating same info as for previous complainants. Returned the call to 202-506-9835 and asked man who answered for his Badge number. He then gave another fake number to call.
How can this go on without catching these scammers and how many people have they scammed?

Just got a vm from 202-864-1395. Stating that I have been excused of tax evasion. And that I will have a warrant for my arrest. That I need to call immediately. First of all my cell phone is not on any IRS documents. 2nd of all when IRS wishes to communicate with me it is only and always by mail. If they can't take the time to answer my calls why would they take the time to call me. SO all I can say is REALLY!!! do you think we are that dumb. I just block the number hoping they'll go away.

I just got a call from 2 guys with thick Indian accents, one claiming to be Melvin Bechel and the other, Mark Smith. They claimed that there is a warrant out for my arrest for tax evasion from 2008-2012 that was willfull and intentional. Because I have not received even one piece of mail regarding this, although he kept insisting that I had, I became suspicious and questioned whether this was actually the IRS calling. Once I did that, I got an immediate dial tone. I hope no one falls for this!

I received a call from a guy said that he's calling from US Treasury Dept of Legal Affair. I asked his returning phone no. and the no. is 323-786-9814. I searched this no. found out that's a landline phone belongs to a company called Ymax Oration in LA. I searched this Ymax Oration company again and found out this company involve in a lot of phone scams.

Nice info gan :D

My husband received a call this Saturday morning from 202 241 7393 from a man from the IRS. The man told my husband that he has been under investigation for 6 years and he owes 13k in taxes. They said the police would be here this afternoon to arrest him for tax evasion and our attorney needed to contact them immediately. When my husband told him that he wanted to see the documentation, the man said that the IRS has put letters on his door and mailed things to him. Being business owners that are responsible for paying large amounts of taxes each year, this was very upsetting to my husband in the moment. Millions of things were running through his head thinking that your accountant has made errors, that I who handle actually writing the checks hadn't been paying, etc. When he started asking questions about filling periods and such they hung up on him. Not only is this a scam to get money, they love the fear factor of it. My husband was so upset and told me about the phone call he received ( I new it was a scam). With both of us online the line he called the number back so I could hear what they were saying. After telling the man on the other line that he was a scammer, the man said they will continue to do this because we (Americans) are fools and he was laughing. Hopefully people will wise up to this. Never pay for anything over the phone when someone calls you.

These horrible people called me and they were disgusting and I hate they prey on people. I called the number back several times and left nasty messages. They need to be shut down by the IRS.

Why can't authorities shut down this whole block of numbers?????

Just received this message today on voicemail and reported it to the FTC. "[unintelligible]...received this message. I need you or your retained attorney of record to return the call. The issue at hand is extremely time sensitive. I'm Officer Julie Smith from Internal Revenue Service, and the hotline to my division is 202-241-8907, I repeat, it's 202-241-8907. Don't disregard this message and do return the call before we take any action against you. Goodbye and take care." I love how they are trying to insert some phone courtesy now into these still obviously predatory messages.

On September 12, 2014, I got an automated call on my answering machine with a robotic voice saying they were the IRS and they have been trying to contact me. This was the last time and they are going to sue me. I should call back 202-280-7924. This line is owned by Verizon and I am going to report them, not only to Verizon but the IRS. These people must think most of our are idiots to fall for their crap

Got a call from 12022417385 claiming to be from IRS and thretening of arrest

I got my second phone call from Alex Josef of the Department of Legal Affairs in DC at 202-241-7513. Heavy accent, unprofessional sounding, threatening that I'd be in a big legal battle, to have my lawyer available. He called last week, then also today and left the messages.
Can anyone find them, apprehend them?

Today I received a second call from the IRS scammers. The first call I received was last month from a male person with a very heavy accent, possibly from India. I rather enjoyed arguing with this BOZO. I finally got him so mad that he started screaming into the phone so I hung up on him. I forgot about the call until I received another one today. I let it go to voice mail and was surprised that quite a long message was left indicating that the warrant for my arrest would be enforced if I did not call them back at (844) 210-4888. I don't think I will be returning their call any time soon. I will be vigilant however.

Received a call today and have message on my voicemail. Caller ID shows WSHNGTNZN1 DC 202-864-1268 Message "This is officer Barry Foster. This message is time sensitive. Don't try to disregard this message. If I don't hear back from you or your attorney, then the only thing I can do is wish you good luck as the situation badly unfolds on you.

Received this same call from 202-600-3953 threatening me with legal action and jail--thick accent, could barely understand. Said he was an IRS agent.

I live in Nebraska and received several calls from 917-300-3617 stating I had a legal affidavit filed against me and if I didn't respond all they could do is wish me good luck. I called them and asked what they were talking about. He kept saying he was from the IRS (as menacingly as possible), and when I told him there was no way he was with the IRS, he said he was calling the cops. Ridiculous

I'm going to add my experience to the list...got a msg on my home phone with the usual - I'm under investigation and a felony warrant has been issued for my arrest, yada yada, from a Kevin Smith. Never used my name, but still, I returned the call even tho it was suspicious. He was very hard to understand. A woman answered the phone saying "Internal Revenue Service", then asked for my phone number (still didn't use my name). She then told me I was being connected to her supervisor, who then continued the charade, saying this time, it was for "tax fraud" - which was when I told him, Dude, I haven't worked in centuries, at least 20 years, and that I was disabled.
This was where the fun began...
He sort of stumbled a bit, then told me "Good news! Being that you're a US citizen in good standing, the IRS has been authorized to make a payment on your behalf - you're a millionaire!!" EH?!! He started babbling something about would want some kind lessor payment for whatever - I still couldn't understand him. After asking him if this was a joke, my final reply was "I'm may be old, and I may be ill, but I'm not stupid. Thanks for an interesting afternoon. Good bye." He said good bye also, and we hung up.
I then hit the computer, did a little googling, and here I am. I think this guy may have been new - he folded pretty easily. But it steams me to no ends that people like this exist - I hope they all get some horrible disease, then see what it's like to be preyed upon by something without morals or mercy...

I received an automated call this morning , asking me to call back at (202)241-7093

I got TWO automated calls today from a guy with a thick Indian accent claiming to be James Campbell from the IRS. He said that a lawsuit has been filed against me (while never actually identifying me) and that the matter was extremely time sensitive. He said to call him back at 206-258-7932, and that if I didn't call back he could only wish me good luck for the situation that's about to unfold. I did NOT call him back, but instead I reported him to the local police (Florida) and then to the IRS and the FTC. This is a widespread SCAM that is currently under government investigation.

(Note the grammatical errors below in his message -- one clue it's NOT the IRS)

A man identifying himself as "Officer Charley King" (with a VERY thick accent) from the "Tax Audit Department of Internal Revenue Services" left a message on my answering machine saying "The nature behind this voice mail is to make you aware about a scenario. We have received some legal petitions complaint against your name concerning an illegal tax evasion, a tax fraud. So we are about take this matter to the federal claim courthouse and we are about to issue a warrant for your arrest. But before we go ahead and do that, if you need any relevant informations concerning this case that who is suing you, what are the allegations, you can call us back on our call back number which is 202-864-1629. I repeat 202-864-1629, again this is Officer Charley, last name King. Thank you."

I got a phone message said:"Hello! We've been trying to reach you. This call is the officially final notice from IRS, the Internal Revenue Services. The reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. To get more information about this case filed. Please call immediately on our department number 202-241-7193. I repeat 202-241-7193. Thank you."

I do not want my telephone to be listed or giving out by phone directory

For the record, the number I got was 202-241-7044.

Doc = Received a call today from a foreign speaking woman with badge #???. She said the call is time sensitive and to call her at 202-241-8329 or criminal charges will be brought against me, plus my social Security number will be scrutinized for life.

received a robocall on my answering machine from ph # 274-302-5130, with a female voice(no name)not asking for anyone by name in the home either, stating that this was an "official final notice" from the IRS to collect and if I don't return their call at 202-864-1154, I was going to be sued. I haven't called back and don't plan on it.

I received three calls in a row on Oct. 2 or 3rd (my date is off on my phone) from "Jonathan Knight" Badge number 46719 from the Federal Investigation department of the IRS on my answering machine. Now Jonathan had a heavy foreign accent, and kept reading the same script each time. I have my answering machine set at 30 seconds, so if you can't get your message across fast enough, it will cut you off. "Jonathan" left the same message 3 times asking me to call him but failed to leave a number. He accused me of committing fraud. I Googled Federal Investigation Department of IRS and this page popped up. I did have a 202 area code phone number on my caller ID along with some unavailables. Poor "Jonathan" couldn't figure out that he would get cut off every time, so I guess he gave up and moved onto the next number. I haven't received any other calls about my acts of fraud after that.

202-241-7351... robo call claiming to be Julie Smith from the IRS - they called twice today...same garbage about taking action - oh and good bye and take care.LOL - really annoying

I received my call 10/6/14 from 202-864-1136, guy sounded Indian and there was a lot of back ground noise. He said the IRS was bringing a suite against me, then he had the balls to ask me for my cell number, I hung up. This is BS

I got the fraud phone message from IRS Officer Mark Dawson. He said there was warrant for my arrest and that my physical residence was under observation. Very creepy. As far as I know, the IRS has agents not officers and if there was a problem they mail letters. I checked the net for IRS phone fraud. I did not return the call.

I just received a message from an 'officer white' of the IRS telling me I better call him back at his 202 area code number. Yeah, right. I knew it to be a scam right off.

Friends, expect NO help from any branch of the Federal government addressing this problem. I get several robo-calls a day despite being on the 'No call list' and reporting these scoff-laws. The NSA and other government snoops are monitoring our calls to see if we taxpayers are plotting against the establishment, but can't be bothered to shut down the boiler-room operations that are a plague to polite society. It is clear to me that serving the people is of no importance to Uncle Sam. I would love to be proved wrong, but it hasn't happened yet.

CASE #00661-IRS-.GOV
AGENT JORDAN PHILLIPS
ROBIN WILSON--PH.202-241-0548
WHAT'S OUR COUNTRY COMING TO? ALL OF THIS HAPPEN ON OCT.8-2014 AT 11:40 A.M.

BACK TO THE BIBLE OR BACK TO THE JUNGLE
ACTS 4:12.

Just mess with them turn the tables on them. Make them mad i find it fun when they call. All i do is mess with their heads and keep calling them chachi or Habladabla

I just received a call from a Shawn Smith from 202-241-7085 stating its the IRS official and I have a arrest warrant against my name for incorrect taxes owed. Stating that they mailed paperwork to my address - somehow they did have my correct address and not sure where they get that from as I just moved to my new place. They gave an option to go get $500 as good faith for now from an ATM and then go to the 7/11 store get a certified voucher and give her the number on the phone and then officials will come to my house later and explain. It all sounded very crazy and a scam to me until I said get the cops because this is not the way IRS would deal. She threatened me to stay on the phone and if we get disconnected thorough this process then they will say take it that I did it on purpose and the police will come and arrest me. I started researching and found this page and waiting to call the IRS directly as well. Dont fall for this. But its sad that they get your number and address from somewhere.

Got a robo-call voice-message threaten lawsuit and I should call 202-864-1278.

I figure they change their # very few days, but if the IRS wants to catch these people, it is easy. Just trace where it goes and who pays for where it routes to. If you can't figure it out, call your buddy over at the NSA. They know how to and probably have a recording of all these calls too.

My call today was from an Indian guy and the caller ID showed "Washington DC as the city where the call came from. He said I owed $6421 in back income taxes and they would take me to jail for tax fraud. I told him to send me a letter on his IRS letterhead and I would show it to my attorney. Told him that I had filed properly and received small refunds every year since 1965.

Another phone # they use is: 571-721-1423. That is the number used by the Indian guy who called me today. I told him I would have my attorney call him later today.

Add 202-506-9499 to the list of numbers this IRS scam is using. Three calls today, the last left a voicemail claiming to be an officer of the IRS. I hit the delete button before listening to the rest of it.

I just got a call from 202-864-1284 and saying that they're the IRS and that the IRS contracted a lawsuit against me.

Received two similar calls (like those mentioned above) this morning about one hour apart, one from "Officer John Parker" (who had an Eastern European accent) and another from "Officer ___" (Indian accent too heavy to understand), both threatening legal action if we didn't call back. Second caller named a member of our household by name so they obviously have both names and numbers of those they are calling. Calls came from 301/202-8090. When I did a reverse look-up of the number it came back to a company called Ymax Oration Landline in Beltsville, MD. ... and, no I did not call them back!

just received mine from Dean Martin, no lie

I just received a call at 11:44 on 10/20/14 from "Eric Smith" stating that he is calling from Dept. of Legal affairs a Verbal notification for a legal matter about an enforcement action and asked me to call 909-271-3240.

Same number is also used for one of those 'Windows Service Center' frauds where 'Louis' will try to convince you to give him access to your computer so that he can fix the security problem it is causing on the internet. It seems to me that FTC, FCC and the phone service providers are letting this problem get out of control instead of addressing it seriously. I should be able to key in *666 (or some other number) while the call is in progress and have it instantly forwarded to FCC Fraud investigators to handle as the fraudulent use of our phone infrastructure that it is. They could set up all of the honey pots and do all of the tracing they wished and start getting this problem under control.

Just got a call from a "Jonathan Reed" claiming to be from the IRS but with a heavy Indian accent. Wants me to call him back at 202-241-9730 to discuss a problem with my taxes. When I *69'd the number, it came back as the same number he asked me to call him back on.

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