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Voicemail from an IRS imposter?

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You get a call or voicemail from someone claiming to be from the IRS. You’re being sued and this your final notice, the caller says:

Don’t panic. And don’t return the call. It’s a scam.

Here are a few facts about the IRS to keep in mind if you get a similar call:

  • If the IRS needs to contact you, they’ll do it by mail first.
  • The IRS won’t demand personal information like credit card or Social Security numbers over the phone.
  • The IRS won’t threaten to arrest or sue you, or demand that you pay right away. The IRS also won’t tell you to use a specific form of payment like a money transfer from MoneyGram or Western Union, a cash reload from MoneyPak or Reloadit, or a gift card from iTunes or Amazon. Scammers ask you to use those ways to pay because they’re hard to track or cancel payments.

If you or someone you know receives a call like this, report it the FTC and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). Include the caller’s phone number, along with any details you have. If you’re not sure whether a call is really from the IRS, you can double-check by calling the IRS directly at 1-800-829-1040. For more, check out this IRS imposter scams infographic. Share with friends and family. They may get the call next.

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Got a call from 845-423-7202 Monticello, NY and I did not answer and they left the same scam voice message they leave everyone.

Just received a voicemail from 202-844-8510 regarding the IRS. What an idiot! Hopefully, people are not still falling for these scams.

go ahead and add (914)206-7174 to the BS phone number list.

ESCONDIDO , CA
Recieved this call! Glad this was up on google when I was begginging to panic and look things up about it. The number that called me was (201) 429-7315

I received a call saying they were the IRS and they were filing a lawsuit again us. Here's the #: (817)727 8888

Just happened to me the numbers were 7188074163 thought the numbers might help someone else.

I just got one from Islip, NY too. 631-328-6581. I called the # back and they do answer "IRS". I told him I was going to report him to the Attorney Generals Office and said real nice, "please don't do that "! Nice sounding man probably from India. I'm retired and I don't pay taxes anymore. 6/13/2018

Just received a call today from 202-810-3886 with Agent "Jane Black" heavy Indian accent and gave lots of case numbers blah blah and then said I owed $5,640 and needed to make arrangements to pay it off or they would send Agents to arrest me. Made sure I told them to go ahead ans send them.

I just received a call today from a NY number #(607)-658-3230 and when I called back it was a man that answered right away and said IRS fraud department. I know I don't owe anything and have not received anything in the mail but the voicemail said i had 4 allegations against me and had 24 hours to call back or i would go to jail!

call from 218-639-2010 from Minnesota (left voicemail). lawsuit filed for fraud. when I called back they wanted mailing address and name. I asked why I have not received anything in writing, put me on hold. there is a telephone number in Minnesota for the IRS 218-626-1624.

The number for me is 206-460-0070. After reading the posts above, I am going to call them back. Just want to share the number.

I got this robotic sounding voice mail that sounded like a scam to me. It mentioned that it failed to contact me and now it is calling it a fraud
607-281-4882. I screen my calls, so it was just a voice mail message. Did not sound right to me.

‭(631) 506-7005‬ Fake scam IRS caller

I got a call yesterday saying there was a warrant for my arrest for tax fraud and I needed to call the number provided. When I called the Indian man was so rude and told me I owed $10,000...I couldnt understand him and he got mad at me bc I kept telling him i couldnt understand his heavy accent....Every time I asked a question he either would not answer me or tell me to stop interrupting him...I told him I would not answer any of his questions until mine were answered first...he transferred me to another man who told me to watch my language and hung up on me...what a joke...if you are going to threaten people make sure they can understand you....it was an arlington washington phone number 360-474-4049

ON Tue.July 10th 9:49am , I received a voicemail said This is Officer Kathryn Richardson from the Center of Bureau of investigations. Your address is under investigation and a warrent has been issued for your arrest by Treasury inspector general office. Call 360-644-0930. When i call it automatically just hangs up. Its a Washington area code.

Here's the numbers they've called me from:

607-256-6786
646-355-3481

Got a call from 201-460-0325 saying it’s my final notice and a lawsuit would be filed against me.

516-303-8303
Ryan Smith IRS Scam

Got a call from an Indian man and his supervisors saying that I’m under tax fraud and I have to pay up to $8k. The number came from humble TX. 1(346)600-8827. I told them to call me back at 3. Will see if that happens. They said I also need to pay $800 so then I don’t get a warrant for my arrest.

I got a computer generated recorded message after I didn't pick up the call from 346-600-8827. My Google phone did a good job of identifying the number as a Spam Caller. The recorded message in my voicemail is now a computer generated. This is done I am assuming in order to remove the Indian accent. Scam is the same old standard "Treasury Department" letting me know that a "warrant for your arrest has been procured".

Just got a scam call telling me to call back to 845-940-5002. The claim was there was a pending IRS action against me.

As 8/29/2018, 1-510-861-0127 is also being used for this scam.

I got a call from (216)508-1730 claiming that a law suit by the federal government has been filed against me

I also received a call - recorded - from 202-844-0541 about how tax evasion and fraud and failure to appear before a Judge Magistrate is a crime. Left me a case number and the number above to contact. I have always paid my taxes. What a crock.

Received a call from IRS criminal investigation division that I was in big trouble w/IRS due to tax bill . Came from 1 506 300 2072 would not give their name and hung up !! East Indian accent and as I said would not give a name !!!

I received a call supposedly from (512) 309-8341, reportedly a warrant has been issued for my arrest, they are investigating me and ALL of my family who will also be arrested if we fail to comply. It's been 6 months and they haven't heard from me, therefore, I am a fraud and illegal. Since I filed in April, this would be the maximum allowed 6 month extension. Good grief, what a mess.

706-383-3541 irs threat

They left a voicemail and said there was an arrest warrant. I was freaked out cause I actually do owe the irs money cause I suck at doing my own taxes. ‭+1 (404) 537-2410‬

Got a voicemail recording from 216 350 3761. It said I should call because an IRS agent is standing by. I don't think I will call them.

And they said thank you!
The call was from
+1 (888) 100-0001
Wierd number huh?

this number called me 1(719)716-8913 talking about I am going to jail for not paying the irs

I received robotic voicemail, same thing just 30 minutes ago. Said they have tried contacting me for 6 months they consider it intentional fraud and a arrest warrents has be issued call this 202 area code to discuss it. The foreign woman said ors I laughed and said well I must have the wrong number she said if I hang up I will be arrested by the end of the day I laughed and hung up

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This number: 817-989-6646, saying they’ve been trying to contact me for the last 6 months for fraud, and that the United States government filed a lawsuit under my name. Tried calling the number back, call failed every time. Report this number.

(888) 388-9744
(888) 253-4788
Both are total scams. Ugh!

‬Just got a call from ‭(202) 890-8642‬ Saying that I have a warrant for tax fraud/evasion from an Indian speaking man. He said it was due to my federal taxes. When I told him I was disabled and didn’t do taxes he hung up. What an idiot! I was a little freaked out for a split second, I ain’t even gonna lie. These people need to be the ones arrested. For sure!

Just call a call on my cell from "Anonymous" at 619-332-6656 from a man with Indian accent scaring the daylights out of me saying the sheriff was out with a warrant for my address for taxes I haven't paid in the last 7 years. My husband I only have W-2 forms and a 1099 every year and I have always done my taxes and we got money back every year until last year. He tried to say we cheated on our taxes and he told me "You are not listening." and he was very rude. I had no idea what he was talking about. He gave me his "Badge Number 15186" and he even gave me my "Arrest Case Number".....I have been trying to contact the IRS to see what means and I am hoping and praying that it is a scam. I am sitting here scared out of my wits.

It’s a scam. Just ignore it and don’t give them any info. Laugh in his face next time if you happen to pick up the call! Total fraud call!

The US government ignoring this will be a second intentional attempt to avoid jury for a criminal offense this is the final attempt to reach you to resolve this issue call back immediately to a federal agent on 347-937-8437 I repeat 347-937-8437 this call is from internal revenue service this message is intended to contact you regarding an enforcement action executed by US treasury and there is a legal warrant _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ your name for intentional tax fraud a lawsuit has already been filed under your name by the US government snoring this will be a second intentional attempt to avoid jury for a criminal defense this is the final attempt to reach you to resolve this issue call back immediately to a federal agent on 347-937-8437 I repeat 347-937-8437…” this is the voicemail that was leave on my phone,I call them back it was a guy he said he was going to ask me some question to avoid arrest, I told him let me call them back I am going to police station he inform me if i go they will arrest me or come to my home in 45 min, I called back couple hours after it said call was rejected.

When you try to file a tax fraud against a person who isn't old enough to drive?

Ours was from 202-618-7126. The VM gave us a transcript of the call and I forwarded it to the US Treasury Dept with the relevant info they ask for. Blocked the call. What a waste of time and bandwidth! Oh well!

Got a call from the above number. A voice mail from an English-speaking woman emphasized the importance of me contacting her immediately about tax fraud or officers would be sent to my home to arrest me. I was wasn't in the mood, so I returned the call and chewed out some man with a heavy Indian accent who asked me why I hadn't paid "this amount" (failing to name the amount). When I told him to immediately remove me from his call list, he said he was sending officers immediately to arrest me. I laughed and said, "We'll see how that works our for you." He hung up. I HATE these fraudsters. Just another reason our numbers should not be released publicly.

I just got a call from one today called back and it was a guy with an Indian accent. Here is the number ‭+1 (512) 772-1785‬ block it!

Received a voicemail from a blocked number with a recording telling me that the call was from the Social Security Administration and that I had committed fraud and needed to call 412-891-1102 to avoid arrest or civil action in Federal Court.
I did not call the number.

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