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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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another number 312-661-5540. got a couple of voice messages just a few hours apart from the same number. both were identical messages. called them back, young heavily accented Asian woman requested my name so she could check "my case file." uh-huh

I recived a call from a number 5612104176 they hounestly scared the crap out of me

I received a call today from the phone number: 8445923171 . Left me an voice mail This call is officially a final notice from IRS the reason of this call is to inform you that IRS filing a lawsuit against you to get more information about this case please call immediately on our department #. I did call back answer machine on and say press the # of party you try to reach or press 0 for name directory I new something is not right and no right away scam.

I received an IRS has a federal warrant out for your arrest and you need to call because an IRS agent is waiting for your call yesterday. My Mr. Number app blocked the call but allowed it to go to voicemail. I get sick of these scams. It would be nice if the people who made these calls to us had to pay us the amount they are trying to steal from us. That would probably put a stop to these scammers. Knowing once they got caught they would end up paying out hundred of thousands of dollars to all their victims even if they did not get a dime from the victim. These calls remind me of a time when people used to get mail stating they won money sometimes as much as $75,000 and could collect it if they paid a fee sometimes that fee would be thousands of dollars. I complained about those letters for years and no one did anything. Many lost a lot of money paying those fees. If the scammers that sent out those mailings knew they would be forced to pay the winnings to the victims if they got caught they would have immediately stopped scamming.

Ok Got a call from the IRS 877-235-7697 and another numbers is 1-844-437-8590 scam numbers

Today recd recorded call stating IRS Final Call before filing. number was 636 812 6450 @9:50 am. 4/12/17. I did not call back. I have no problems w/IRS Will report if I get more.... IRS Telephone Scam”

IRS scam threat for lawsuit. (870) 345-9322. Try again idiots as you didn't get me with it. HA HA!

I got one today from 540-252-3803 .......

this message from 417 313-0068 was sent by an Indian sounding person...from India.
a new message came today from another source re: law suites being filed by the IRS against me and to have me or my lawyer call....
731 389-9476

I have received 3 calls today back-to-back from this Minnesota number: 612-979-0556 telling me that the IRS is filing a lawsuit against me and I need to call them back. Wish we could catch them!!!

i JUST GOT 2 FOR THE FIRST TIME - MY POLICY NOT TO ANSWER, BUT i AM LIKING THE LOUD NOISE - OR SETTING THE PHONE DOWN AND TURNING ON A RECORDING OF SOMEONE PREACHING THE GOSPEL AND WALKING AWAY! ANOTHER HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT IN WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY THAT WE HAVE TURNED IT OVER TO ....? WHOEVER. MY NUMBERS WERE 440 276-6717 AND 607 215-4445. IT IS MY HUNCH THAT EVERY AREA CODE IN THE US IS BEING REPRESENTED - WONDER HOW THEY SET THAT UP?! WHO ARE THEY PAYING FOR PHONE SERVICE?

I asked for the ladies IRS I'd number. Call was immediately dropped

My voicemail said

“Hi _⁠_⁠_ investigation unit _⁠_ IRS the reason you are receiving this pre-recorded message is to notify you that IRS has issued an arrest warrant against you right now you and your physical property those are being monitored and it's very important that I do hear back from you

lol I gave them my name and phonenumber cuz I'm dumb but when they asked for my address to open the case file I started asking more questions and the guy said "miss you are talking like a baby". That killed me haha

I have received 2 robotic calls yesterday and 1 today. It says they are the IRS calling about a lawsuit against me and that I need to call them at 410-630-3417. this is the same number that called me.my phone lists the call from Maryland. These same phone numbers make no sense. So I have put them on auto reject on my phone.

I have received numerous phone calls saying they are with the IRS and will be filing a suit against me if I do not contact them. I have not. They leave this number 337-245-2154. Caller ID shows unknown name but the same phone number.

I call them back and play heavy metal music :) Highly recommend it.

These people keep calling. I wonder if they ever get caught. Its annoying as hell.

I just got one from 1-844-277-8116. I will not be calling them back. Glad you guys are out there. These scams are ridiculous!

Another day another scam. SO freaking annoying.

+1 (662) 241-8058 IRS Scammer

this number too 570-427-3165 called from Weatherly,PA. said same thing they all say about seizing your assets and freezing bank accounts and taking my car and home(which i dont own one) and also arresting me within 2 hours. i Told the woman with indian accent to let them come face me cos am clean as a whistle and i wont even give them any information because IRS i know does not use a PA number and ive never heard a deep indian accent anytime i called there for help. i caught this one fast. Thanks to how bad my day was

Just received a number of calls from 647-357-1846, another pathetic IRS scam. Can't these people get real jobs?

I was a bill collector contracted by the US Dept of Treasury for 6 years so when I got the call I already knew it was a scam but I played along with the wicked one. I asked him how much I owed and for what years but he wasn't able to tell me so he began threatening to have me arrested if I didn't pay. I asked him if he knew where I live. He wasn't able to answer that either (as I knew he wouldn't). All he had were empty threats. I told him I needed his full name and physical address because I was going to make the payment out to him and overnight it to him. He was talking so fast it was difficult to understand anything he was saying. I asked him how much he wanted me to send him but he got scared and hung up
BTW, the IRS has a very strict work ethic and follows FDCPA to the letter. They do not tolerate or condone any agent behaving in a rude or disrespectful manor to a debtor.

Since about May 18, 2017, I have received more than 20 times, with the earliest time called, 6:30 in the morning!! Enough is enough! Each time they call, I block the number - and they continue to use new numbers. These 20 calls are just st the D.C. area. I have had calls from NY, PA, NO, & a few others. The list of numbers are:
(202) 548-7968. (202) 616-0673. (202) 481-8958 (6 times)
(202) 618-0668. (6 times). (202) 481-0958. (202) 481-0958

Again, these are the calls from D.C. only and have more from other numbers! So be careful of this scam!

I just got a call from an automated line. The number was 815-242-3588 they told me to call them back at 815-242-3590.

I received a call with a law suit threat. Caller wanted me to call back at 707-932-3045.

I received several messages to call 301-307-1737. Same vm as in the video/audio above.

Same here. It was a computer generated female voice requesting that I call 301-307-1742.

254-267-3797 called today and my mom actually believes them. I told her over and over that she was not going to be arrested and gave her the number to the IRS. I also reported the number on their website. These people are crazy!

They have gotten a little smarter. Using a voice similar to siri to leave a voicemail saying that the IRS is filing a lawsuit. Total bs they answered the phone call in 1 second of the call. SCAM 334-600-2417. They will give you their fake IRS id umber ay beginning of call.

Received the exact same message regarding IRS filing a lawsuit and that they've tried contacting me and their final call is today. Never received any other calls prior to today from 334-600-2417. Haven't phoned them back since I see already that 334-600-2417 is now one of the scam numbers!

My wife just received this msg. The call back # is:(646)367-8260.

Received a call today 6/12/2017 from 844-892-4830. The man said it was an extremely time sensitive and urgent message. After all we found a fraudulent conduct on your tax filing, which you are hiding from the Federal Government.This needs to be rectified immediately. So return the call on our direct line 844-892-4830.
I knew it was a scam but not everyone my think so. That is why I am reporting this call.

979-201-5879 Called me 06-13/2017 saying I would go to jail if i didn't pay up. Then the man that couldn't not speak good English argued with me and hung up. They are rude and they are all fakers. If you have question PLEASE CALL THE FTC 877-FTC-HELP

I just got a call from 979-201-5875 Texas- After I started to question this IRS lawsuit, he got angry and said: You will probably get arrested today. I laughed and he said "You think this is funny but it is very serious case against you". The nerves of these people.

I got a call from 979-201-5874 and said that I had a warrant for my arrest and that within 15 minutes I would get a call from the sheriff. Lame!

Do not answer or return call from 1-979-201-5874, it's a scammer.

Got a call from 912 304 4377 today says he's from IRS treating me about arrest warrant will be issued if I don't contact them immediately. What a scam.

My sister is receiving automated calls from - 337-422-7166 claiming to be the IRS. Her # is 816-xxx xxxx.
I reported this before, but it has begun again today.

I am getting calls from 937-639-3256 and the recording says the IRS has a lawsuit filed against me and they are going to arrest me if I don't contact them back right away. I did not do so from my cell phone which is where I got the call but called the number from a landline which is not mine and a foreign person answered and said Internal Revenue Service and laughed, I said yes sure you are the IRS and they hung up. This is surely a scam as from what I have been told the IRS does not call you or threaten you. So be aware of this number if you get calls from them.

Hello. I recieved the same message as most of you issue an arrest warrant and being monitored +1 (412) 943-5464 and +1 (855) 662-5294+1 (330) 954-6958. Same BS this should t be allowed as some states. I'm sure they get many people $$$$. That the sad thing
I continue to block every number will let you know when I have a chat with one. . Was thinking about calling them out and state I work for the IRS and have a couple of laughs .

Just got calls in a row from pre-recorded voice telling me that we were being sued by the IRS and to call back for details. Caller ID said the call the call came from Malvern, Arkansas. The number the call came from is 501/267-9531. I called the number and it wouldn't ring. We need to go after this kind of crime. We get endless marketing phone calls weekly.

Anyone get one from NY with 646-971-1503 .? We got a scam call today threatening lawsuit from IRS. Any way to block these calls ?

Keep a calling three times in a row 844-277-8116 left voice mail with just number repeated twice ! Calls various times of day

Daily voicemail from robot with bad grammar. "...(unintelligible beginning).. this call is an officially a final notice from IRS, Internal Revenue Service, the reason of this call is to inform you that, IRS is 'filling' a lawsuit on your name because, you have tried to do a fraud with the IRS, Internal Revenue Service, and we are taking a legal action, and we are issuing an arrest warrant on your name, to get more information regarding this case file, just call us back on our department number," Then a number is repeated (number changes for each daily phone call). End with a thank you, so at least robot is polite.

IRS scam calling from 215-554-6768 Pennsylvania call. The call claims that going to sue you and put a lien on your personal property it's a scam!

The calls I've gotten show up as New York. I went online to the IRS & filed a complaint on their Fraud site.

Mine show up as New York number as well 646-904-8303 is the number saying the recorded voicemail of internal revenue saying I have been listed as a suspect in a case filed by internal revenue and that i need to call back me or my attorney time is sensitive I received called at like 6 something that evening and that's wen they left voicemail I called back but it kept saying call failed as I repeatedly tried to call back

Another IRS spam number to the list Kempner TX -512-714-3875.

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