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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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I got a call leaving the same ph#312-912-7514

This same number just called my boyfriend saying the very same thing. They were coming to get him right away. Threatening him over and over. BEWARE!!!!

JP Recovery Services keep calling leaving vague voice messages with specifying who's the call for, what its about and why. I'm writing this post to confirm that JP Recovery Services calls are scams.

The robo-voice leaving the voicemail was a dead give-away. They're using the phone number 619-754-8168, which one of the not-really-free reverse lookup services revealed in the free teaser as being most likely a VoIP/virtual phone with a Chula Vista, California, USA area code. A complaint I saw elsewhere reported the same results everyone else here had when they called the number back -- heavy east-Asian accent and a noisy boiler room call center in the background. And then we all block the number!

The robotic voice like from hell announced that they had been trying to reach me for half a year without any response from me (give they know my phone #, ha), and that i committed a fraud therefore they had filed a lawsuit on behalf of US Government. I called them through calling cart and to my surprise I was connected to some kind of calling center with ambient noise sounding like they have lots of phone calls. I warned them that I would call FBI, and the person on the other side disconnected the call. Thea called from Savannah, GA, 912-335-3312.

912 335 3312
savannah, ga

501-781-5023 Hot Springs, AR
IRS phone scam - threatened with arrest & law suits imminent. 2 days prior received call from 901-209-8506 (same kind of scam but different recording). Both cases I was to call back to the respective number, but I did not call back.

Just think about what its like to actually BE an IRS agent,now!

Scam impersonating the IRS from 207-908-0077

IRS Phone Scam from 207-908-0077 threatening arrest warrant and stating that they are monitoring me and my property, and stating that they need me to respond before they can go further...... Seriously dirt bags!

I called the guy he started talking the bs and he said we will take care of you, So he goes what is your name and my answer is DONALD he says last name I say TRUMP hahahah, He is let me guess address is the White house lol. They are freaking Idiots.

I recieved a voicemail saying that the irs was going to sue me, number is from texas 469-270-0867.The voicemail was a weird automated voice....I was scared at first,but started googling.Im glad i wasnt the first one

I just got a voicemail on my cell phone from 706-977-2102 Its a computer generated voice of a Lady telling that "the IRS Internal Revenue Service is filing a law suit against me and that I need to call 631-808-6323 immediately. I just deleted the voice mail.

Received a voice mail IRS is filing a law sit against you. Call 415 799 9863 immediately.

This is still going around, just got this call told him the IRS does not call people and he hung up.

here's another number to add to the list 360-262-4447
(Chehalis, WA)

here is another 727-313-9398

786-217-9765 "sued by the IRS on a non-bailable blah blah blah"

Have received calls the last 2 days from different numbers, 786-217-9765 & 949-698-9171. Both are automated messages. Doesn't say who they are but one claims that the local "cop" would arrest me and the other a lawsuit and legal allegations.

two other scam numbers

855-385-2818

609-365-0223

I just got the message on my cell....I deleted before writing down the number and then realized I should have kept the number so I could report it. My recent calls log showed the number was in Commerce OK. The message was the same as everyone else wrote...lawsuit against me threatening local law enforcement to pick me up.

Received a call from 754 779 8271 from Ryan Peters with heavy accent claiming to be from IRS Investigators about a lawsuit that was filed. We did not give him any information and when we asked where he was calling from, he hung up.

Received recorded voicemail from 503-438-7452 this afternoon. Showed up as restricted on my cell, but the voicemail gave the 503 number.

(315) 215-2095 New York number called me today with same recored message as that video. I called bk he said something IRS i replied why did you call me? He said have a nice day and hung up on me.

I’ve had this voicemail for a long time and I was just checking them when I came up to this number ‭+1 (585) 582-5977‬ (do not call) and I heard it and said “WHAT!!!”. Then I heard that name Ryan Smith so I searched it up and came here and said what a relief!

315-888-0290 - New York number. Computer generated voice about being under investigation. Sad that this happens and people do fall for it. Lock them up!

I got a threatening call from 206-317-7467 by a man going by the name of Ryan Smith reporting to be an IRS agent. He said if I didn't respond to the call that they would take legal action against me.

Just got a call from IRS scammers. I wish there was someway to let everyone know not to return these calls because they are not legit. Sad that some get scared and wire money to these scum!

(201) 366-0356 calling my Google VOIP#. Same 'IRS suing' B.S. They must be swindling someone out there to continue pursuing this after so many years.

Officer Jonathan with the IRS left a voicemail under federal investigation for fraud audit report of taxes. Threatening!

Voicemail threats for arrest warrant from IRS ‭+1 (256) 279-4109‬ They are scaring me. I’m a widow. I don’t owe money.. make them stop. Please

209-753-0561 "Tax ID for the tax fraud. We have tried to notify you regarding this issue in previous six months but we never got any response from your end so it has been considered as an intentional fraud and lawsuit has been filed under your name by the United States Government. You may call our department number 209-753-0561. I repeat 209-753-0561. Thank You."

They just called me from 415-659-7046 left a voicemail and sounded legit. I called the number back from my work phone and Indian guy answers at this point I knew it was bs he asked for my name and address I gave him fake info at this point he said he had found me in the system and that I owed them $5000 when he realized I knew it was fake he placed me on hold and the call clicked. This is non sense im tired of all this calls.

They're still at it in 2018! I wish they could be found and stopped. Very irritating!

I just got a voicemail, too. The message: Petition notice concerning a tax fraud against you so before this matter goes to the Federal claims court house before you get arrested please call immediately on our department number 941-404-3013 I repeat... make sure you call us as soon as possible.
The voice was female, really nice and with an excellent English accent. The phone number just shows United States, no city. Three or four times in a week I receive calls like these (no city) but I always block the numbers. First time they left a message.

2 calls today, automated. Called back and they kept hanging up on me when í asked for their agent ID. I told them I reported them. They all speak really bad english and get aggressive when you tell them they're scammers and are being reported. Numbers are 1-202-858-6130 and 1-267-684-5362.

Got a call from 657-859-8984 who left a voicemail saying " the local cops have four serious aligations pressed on your name at this moment".
As soon as it said local cops, I knew it was fake. I worry for those who think it's real.

They just did it to me said this is the irs we have issued a warrant for your arrest the cops will be at your house in one hour please call us back at 3158880328 to go over the warrant before we issue it

I just received a call 4/19/18 at 2:30pm EST from a 475-689-4662 number. The msg left said the US Government is filing a lawsuit against me for intentional fraud. No lawyer/IRS/Government name or ID on the vm when I called back the number. The msg said the customer you are trying to reach isn't available. No official voicemail, which made me believe this is scam. I did a basic search on the number and it is from Waterbury CT and a Verizon acct. I've never committed fraud, been arrested, nothing so only left a msg because I knew it was a mistake. This has scam written all over it! Wanted to share this number so others will be familiar with it should they receive a msg from the number above. Get a real job you worthless scammers.

Is there any truth to these calls saying there is a warrant for your arrest. They didn't mention the irs but i am scared.

I just received a voicemail stating that I had mail that was returned from an unknown caller but telling me to call 1877-544-5778 it rings and goes to a extension voicemail he knew my address and place of employment so I am a little worried about that. But I am not in trouble for anything, just worried gave me the same “documents need to be signed” returned mail issue. I forwarded my mail when I moved so just worried.

Tried leaving a message here but blew it so will try again. Got a call yesterday from a female with an American accent but couldn't really speak correctly. Threatened me with a lawsuit. Initially scared but wrote in scams using IRS as bait & got all the info I need. I'm 71 but definitely NOT elderly But feel for those who aren't as able or as suspicious as I am. So I know you guys know this but warn any of your older/elder relatives or friends about this stuff. Knowledge is power. I didn't know about the IRS scam calls before but obviously do now.
Next texts are to the 2 websites listed by the govt for that type of call. Peace.

I received a call from 2026097408 stating they were from the IRS and i would be arrested for tax fraud. I do owe taxes but is on an installment agreement. they call my work number and my cell everyday and it is a guy with an indian accent. i have repeatedly blocked number but they still call from a different number.

Another of the same . . . 631-823-6160, 6318236160

I just got one too! I'll be reporting it to the FTC as the article suggests. I hope everyone else is doing that too, and not just posting here.

Another fresh number to have fun with... recorded "tax criminal investigation" asking to call back:
202-779-9174

got a call 646 331 0405 from a nut saying I owed money for 2 years. i'm retired and have not filed taxes in 5 years. what a scam.

I have had 3 calls in 3 days all from different # 202-247-0237, 914-363-5589 and 917-382-7107 all say they are with the IRS and for me to call back with in 24 hrs or a warrant would be issued for my arrest. Or they are sending the COPS (their words not mine) to pick me up.

SCAM - (202) 289-5562 I don't have time to play around with these little kids. I reported the number & attached the voicemail message they had left me.

I just got a Robot from NY that's going to get me with in 24 hrs across the country
518-462-9492

Got a call from 202-241-2968 threatening me with a warning to call them back to avoid a catastrophic interruption in my income from SS, Called SS and they said there was no pending legal action against my SS Benefit as of 5/24/2018. These people are probably part of OFA obama's scammers and disruptors of Amerika to foment a Revolution!

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