Spread the word about government imposters

We’re hearing from our colleagues that those pesky government imposters are at it again, using the FTC’s name to try to con people into paying them for something. Whether it’s to clean up your credit report, give you a prize, resolve a complaint against you, or pay off a debt you owe, they’re all lies. The message may be a call or an email, but it isn’t from the Federal Trade Commission, or any other federal agency.

Here’s the bottom line: if someone claiming to be a government employee asks you to send money to collect a prize or remove negative information from your credit report, don’t do it. And don’t give them your personal or financial information, either.two overlapping dialogue bubbles

As long as the scammers keep posing as government officials, we’ll keep putting out warnings like this one. But we need your help to spread the word. Talk to your friends. Tweet it. Post to your social networks. Blog about it. You just might help someone you care about avoid falling for a scam.

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I've gotten some emails but I deleted them immediately.

I got a phone call from the "treasury" department saying I owed money to the IRS and there was a warrant for my arrest

A hole from the "IRS" calls and leaves threatening messages all the time. If someone from the IRS wants to talk to you they send the information by mail. This happens every time I visit the Social Security website for the past year so I think that it is connected.

I have received a call as well from someone who said he's calling from IRS Criminal Investigation and that a warrant had been issued for my arrest and he processed to try to get personal information.

I received the same call today. Heavy accent. I was told there was no time to call the IRS to confirm they are who they say they are and he transferred me to a Senior Deputy. I proceeded to call the IRS because I do not owe money. It was still very scarey. When the Sr Deputy came on she said what are you intention? I said my intention is to call the IRS and confirm you are who you say you are and she hung up on me.

Me too, saying there was a warrant out for me. they didn't even speak very well. english was definateley a second language for this scammer that called me. I reported it to TIGTA. The area code was 470 wich is Atlanta be aware!!!!!!

I got the exact same one! I also reported it to TIGTA. The phone # was different though.

I just got the same call, he said I owe the IRS, and if I had a lawyer because I already have a warrant for my arrest. I told him that I didn't believe him. he then said that the police was

I just got the same call from 305-432-9576 he said I owe the IRS, and if I had a lawyer because I already have a warrant for my arrest. I told him that I didn't believe him. he then said that the police was going to arrest me.

I received calls from 518-951-0705 and from 214-714-6075 BOTH claiming to be from the IRS and threatening to file a lawsuit against me. I hung up on them and reported the numbers to the FTC.

My son just received one from a blocked number looking for me. States he was from the Department of Justice. My son tried to convince me that this was not a scam because they sounded so real to him. I had to remind them that they are not going to call him from a blocked number and leave a message with him.. It's really funny.. I am like all over the place. I can be found.. Doesn't make sense.

I received the same call only didn't answer phone but on answering machine it said this is the IRS calling to let you know we are filing a lawsuit against you and to call 484-456-6657 that phone number was also on caller id.reported# to FTC.

I GOT THE SAME ONE ... I WAS SO SCARED

Got a threatening call claiming to be the Treasure Depart.
from Cocoa Beach Fl and that I owed money. I called back and they wanted my telephone number to confirm the call. When I inquired about the nature of the call and to verify identifying information and where were they located, the person immediately hung up the phone. I called again and threatened to report it and they gain hung up. The individuals accent seemed to be from India

I got the same one. 3 times this week. Irritating

I GOT A PHONE CALL FROM THE "FBI" SAYING THE IRS IS GOING TO SUE ME. April 20, 2016 They called again several hours later. I hung up both times.

I've received several early morning calls saying the IRS is suing me. First one was April 29, 6:15 a.m., second was April 30, 6:30a.m., third Monday, May 2, 5:30 a.m. and this morning at 5:20a.m. Needless to say the IRS is not suing me! Its electronis and does not say a company name. WHat can I do to stop these calls??????

I also received a call from a scammer in Miami, FL saying that the IRS has a warrant out for my arrest. I did not answer, but listened to the message he left

I got one of those today. It was a recording. The phone number was out of Virginia.

It was a recording left on voicemail saying I was to return this call as soon as I received it or going to be charged with 5 lawsuits and local county sheriffs office would arrest me. return number was 585-672-6025.

Everytime i get ready to file for my tax refund. Here go the student loan people talk bout i still owe money for student loan i know i pay my through my tax refund. Actin like i did pay anything.on my student loan just owe whatever i owe i o pay it.

I received a call from so called Mr. Johnson,IRS officer strongly demanding money. He spoke with an accent. I traced his AT&T Mobile phone(224-2001333) to Arlington Heights, IL. Every so often a scammer says he/she is from the government or state. This is too nerve wrecking especially when you're dealing other situations. He must of ask three different names so I ask him to send information through the mail. Each time I started asking question he hung up so I would call back to needle him like he had needled a family member. This is a problem with the phone dealers and misuse of the telephone, may it be land line or cell.

Called on my job in regards to complaints and that I will be served. Left the number 855-248-6012. I didn't pick up the phone as it came up and "Unavailable". What COWARDS are willing to call you and threaten you but can't even identify themselves? I have been through this same thing with Jennifer Brooks, Stephen Rogers and Cynthia Riverside. This lady gave the name Ms. Evans and called the name Legal Locators.
They must have changed the telephone number as there were a lot of complaints around the same time they started harassing me. The old number was 855-331-0286.

Caller from 202-803-7407 Stating he's from IRS - very aggressive message to Call back this number - Beware this is a Scammer. Calls coming into Southern California on May 19th 2016'.

Same here - caller heavy India accent strongly stated from IRS and I was being sued and arrested within the next 30 minutes when i pressed the issue for IRS ID # location they were calling from they hung up number is 573-832-8250

This number called me as well saying I had a lawsuit against me. It was an automated voice though.

I just received a call from 202-558-2351. I didn't pick it up and my vm had recorded female voice providing case number "cs79621" threatening criminal offense that I shouldn't ignore it... and I am pretty sure what this is about. Can someone act on these scammers?

message from Kevin Mason (202)558-6506 threatening lawsuits etc

I continue to block numbers-they just get a new one. Unfortunately I did answer once. When they told me I needed a lawyer and they had one for me. I told them I had one too. Back by the IRS and FTC and he is my husband. They hung up. But, the most important info the FTC and my husband gave me is to not answer or return call. All they are looking for is a live number.

be on the lookout for scammers

I have been getting emails from different people wanting me to pay for a money gram to Nigeria for a lottery win have asked the F.B.I to investigate this situation for me.please need help figuring this out real or not.

From the FTC’s Prize scams:  Here are some signs you’re dealing with a scam: You have to pay; you have to wire money; you have to deposit a check they sent you; You’re told they’re from the government — or another organization with a name that sounds official

If you think you’ve been targeted by a prize scam, report it to the FTC.

If you didn't enter a lottery anywhere, you didn't win anything and it's a scam.

It is not real, do not send them any money or personal information. It is a scam and all they want is your money even if its just less then hundred dollars.

Shall spread the WORD!

Two or three individuals with theme: fine for
not reporting for jury duty.

Thank you! Many ppl call us daily with scams,but we are AWARE!

Thank you very much! Please don't even give them your birthdate!!!

I like this information and recommendations. Please continue sending. I personally know what it's like to be scam. Exposing scammers works.

I've been receiving post cards stating I've won a prize and a phone number to call so I can give my info to them! I have not responded!! Also, I've been receiving phone calls from a +44 number. They are telephone telemarketers/ scammers and will not stop calling!!! Do not answer their calls!!! The other two identifiable numbers are, 206-900-8884 and 816-484-1026. Turn these numbers in to the FTC @ 202-326-2222 because these folks are scammers! THEY WILL NOT STOP CALLING YOUR NUMBER!!!!

It's best to report your experience at ftc.gov/complaint so it becomes part of the FTC database that's used by investigators nationwide. Your complaints help the FTC and other law enforcement agencies bring scam artists to justice. We can't address complaints that you discuss in the blog comments.

I received a threat call from someone claiming to be from the US Treasury asking for my tax information and if I comply there would be a warrant for my arrest. I told him I would disclose anything to someone that's not standing in front of me with an official ID and he threaten. I hung up.

I have received the same call five time in the last week. Gave different phone numbers. 410-844-0019 and 619--924-0122. I called back once and a woman with a heavy answered "U S Treasury Department". She knew my name before I said anything. Told her I wanted calls stopped but have received two since

I too received the same calls three times today from two different individuals, one was Robert and one was Micheal, they both said that they where from he US Treasury Department and I owed the Federal Government $, and If I did not pay I would be put in jail, here are the three numbers that they used to call my home phone number: 706-250-8338, 818-4467363 and 562-667-2506. I called the last number back and spoke to a guy named Robert, I told him some really nasty things, that I cannot say on this comment, and told him not to call this number anymore, well, they called back three more times with the 706-250-8338 number. So, watch out and be on the alert again from scammers like these people, they should e put in prison for ever!

Is there a way to trace their numbers?

recieved calls from 914-292-2339 claiming to be IRS officer. When I hung up he managed to make a call appear to be from a local Police Station number but gave a fake officer name.

Add 850-419-4891 and 404-790-7146 to the list.

One of my club members fell for the IRS scam and was ready to send money to them. Luckily the clerk at Walgreen's stopped her before she could comply. Very scary as another man did send them $5,000 twice because he is in this country illegally and they told him would deport him if he did not comply.

I love your FTC Website. I read all your newsletters you send me and I enjoy learning from them. Thanks so much. :)

How do i know when a company to help me combine my debts are a legit company ? There are so many on the internet and yes i want to conbine my bills into one low monthly payment but i don't know who to trust or find one that will do it pro bono due to be on a fixed income i am wat over my head and it's not much to some but I am looking to combine loans total of $3000 and pay them off have one payment without the outrages interest Any advice would be greatful

You may find the information in these two FTC publications helpful:

Coping with Debt -- When it comes to dealing with debt, you have options. Find out what you can do, and get tips for avoiding scams.

Choosing a Credit Counselor -- If you’re considering using the services of a credit counseling organization, here’s what you can expect.

Yesterday, Feb 11, I received a recorded phone call purportedly from the U.S. Census Bureau offering a cruise package for answering the survey. As soon as a human answered I asked what company he was with. He hung up immediately.

I received a phone call from 808 415 7939 about IRS is filing charges against me.. This number is actually still active! Beware it's a scam!

IRS filing a lawsuit against me x 3 calls to my landline: phone number they want me to call is 206-201-2418. I have not responded and have submitted reports to the IRS and the FTC.

I have been receiving the same calls from a different number 253-239-8512, says it is from a Washington call, wanting me to call another number in response, which I have not done. Beware it is a scam.

I am reporting a number that called me impersonating the IRS. The number is 914-600-5421.

Phone # 724-512-2175 wanted info. not sure what, cut him off asking for letter, said I didn`t answer previous letters, told him to send it registered with signature required on delivery. I was then told that they would come to get me & I would be taken away. I asked not to be called again, said goodbye& hung up.

Go t a call from2028641369 says he's Steve martin and I am in serious trouble w IRS and a magistrate judge will arrest me if I don't call number!

I just got a recorded call from "Steve Martin"310-363-7813 says hes with US Treasury Dept and if I don't call back immediately I'll be arrested and taken before a Magistrate Judge or a Grand Jury"and put in jail. I DID NOT call him.

Safelink.com Is Fraudulent & Access Vital Private Information. I Have Complied With All Their Request & They Denied Me! I Have Been Qualified Since 2002! This Company Is A Scam!

If you think a company or product has not lived up to its advertising you can file a complaint with the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint.

Thank you I have a bunch in my email.

We got a call from the federal government saying" We were 1 of the 1,500 lucky americans that would get a $9000.00 grant just because we payed our bills on time! We were given the number to the financial officer and they could send it to us by Western Union! Sure wish the government worked that way. But as the saying goes"If it sounds to good to be true, its probably not true"! But they had a lot of our info which we did not give them! We are worried and waiting on the shoe to drop.....

I received a call also saying It was a free government grant for $9000. 1700 people in the US were drawn by computers for the government to give for home improvement or starting new buisness. Like you they knew a lot of information.

I just got a similar call from 202-232-7854, when you call it, the recording says the phone number is dsconnected, But I was to call 253-455-7702, to get my $7K cash sent to me via western union.

I've received many phone calls today from '202' area code claiming they were the US government grants department and that 1,700 people were selected for the same reasons paying bills on time,filing taxes etc.etc. Now all's I had to do was go to Walgreen's or CVS and get a prepaid card for $250 because of the processing fee. But the reassured me I would get it back as well so in total I'd be receiving $9,950. Sounded great and they didn't need any account information. But I questioned it and told some people about it so I can have other input and we'll when it comes down to it it's too good to be true! These people had heavy Indian accents and are very aggressive with calling you!!!

There is also a phone call claiming to be the IRS stating you have a fraud tax.

Please check out Michael Best said to be an atty for the Federal Trade comm. is said to live in Jefferson and or Summerville Ohio......... Telephone o 702 997 8340 and 239 673 4712 He is also on face book

213-141-5163 Keeps calling claiming to be an IRS agent. Since I don't owe the IRS any money, and I know IRS does not leave threatening messages, I thought I would report the scam.

I been getting email and photos of the president Obama and Michelle Obama and it's said for me to wire money to receive 10 million dollar check,trying to find out is this true or scam.

There is this game going on right now the same day she is from Facebook trying to get four hundred and seventy dollars out of people

I'm glad that there is site like this

I'm always so glad I've been receiving these email newsletters from the FTC. And I report all of potential fraud calls and email I receive too. Thanks for being so helpful

Always trying to keep tract of all scams.

A number 855-205-3375 has today my mothers phone and left a voicemail saying that they are a remediation firm calling about my where abouts and to call immediately. I call from my phone and someone was trying to get my personal information and I asked her name and what company she worked for. She proceeded to say Olivia and remediation firm. The woman repeatedly asked what number did they call to reach me and I would not provide it. Next, she began reciting my phone number I called from and typing in information. When she kept demanding information I said oh no and hung up.

On 2/11//16 received call from IRS using phone # 347-560-5213 - never answered phone and they never called back.

I also received a call from phone #724-512-2175, on February 11, claimed to be someone from US Treasury, hopefully more people will become aware that these scoundrels are imposters, don't answer the phone!

I've had 2 different numbers calling me saying that they are with the IRS and they clearly aren't they have been calling form 202-751-2460 and 254-780-0300 they keep claiming to say they are calling to fix a matter of tax aviation that i clearly have not done anything to that sort, and they also do not speak clear English as they talk and leave messages i have gotten 4 calls from them today.

Thanks you very much. ...

I got private calls and the vmail has a female stating to please return call about an audit on taxes ... she provides 866 376 6066.... total fraud dont even bother calling them back.

I've received a few calls starting this past Friday 2-12-16 First call 786-655-5382. Googled #. Says it's Paydaybills.com and associated with a scam. Same day 2 robo calls, partial voicemails saying something about a loan and garnished wages. The tel. #'s are: 904-930-4445 and 202-909-1247.

Received voicemail from accented male voice stating his name "Kevin Mason" claiming that he was calling about a "U.S. Treasury" enforcement action" and if I did not respond, it would be regarded as an intentional act to avoid appearing in front of "a magistrate judge or a grand jury." The caller ID was 206-708-2849. The number he asked be called was 708-377-9155. Please do not let these corrupt scammers succeed.

I received a voicemail from accented male voice stating his name "Steve Martin" claiming that he was calling about a "U.S. Treasury" enforcement action" and if I did not respond, it would be regarded as an intentional act to avoid appearing in front of "a magistrate judge or a grand jury. Then he said I'd like you to cooperate with us and help us help you."
The called ID and the number he asked me to call was 1 561 450 9076.

have been getting 3 calls a day from some number near my house saying the IRS is after me. When i called back foreign people said they were the US Treasury dept and i owed $6000 from my taxes in 2010. they must think the IRS lets people owe $6000 for 5 years haha. when i said i thought it was a scam and please take my number off the list the guy threatened to come to my house and kill me. I called the police but they said he is in India or Pakistan and the number is just a fake one they use to make it look like they are in you area.

Just received a call from 12145097554. Said he was from the US Treasury and i has a lawsuit against me for unpaid taxes in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011 and i currently had a warrant out for my arrest. I have not worked since 2008 and could no way owe taxes. so i laughed said i was reporting them and hung up. I have heard about these calls before but have never received one myself.

I received a call all week for my mother in law. The more questions I ask the more the "officer" stumbled with his answers. My calls came in from 202-239-1690 and 202-817-7546.Said his name was Officer Bingham badge ID 6765.

I was contacted by a Ken Paxton, Attorney at Law, Austin, Texas. email
The stated I owed a past due payday loan and was threatening to sent my information to the court and to my employer. The contact refused to send me anything in writing and wanted me to send $281.00 to start arrangements. They also said they could not talk to me on the phone or send info in the mail because it was illegal. He refused send any info without written notice.. they harassed me via email then I sent it to trash. I also logged into the debtor and there was no record of me owing a past due balance. BEWARE!

we have received a call many times from 1-347-669-8052 claiming to be from the IRS and it is the final call before they come and arrest us. Our # is unlisted how are they getting through? How can we stop the calls from them?

Even if your number is unlisted, you can get calls if someone calls numbers at random. If you get repeated calls from the same number, you can use the call-blocking function on your phone or contact your phone provider to see if it offers call blocking. The provider might charge for call blocking.

Some people let their answering machines pick up all calls, so they can find out who is calling before they decide to answer.

I got this email today I reported to trade commission:

-----Original Message----- From: John Harrish To: undisclosed-recipients:; Sent: Tue, Feb 16, 2016 9:09 am Subject: Final Notification

This is to inform you about there is a legal case which is filed against your name and against your Social security number.So if you want to resolve this case out of court call us back or e-mail to us before we download this case file in to the federal court, kindly get back to us on 347-669-9134. Agent John Harris 347-669-9134 Federal crime enforcement Network

I got a phone call from 443 303 8834, and an email with an Arrest warrant attachment, from some one who claims to be the Department of Justice. I called back and they threatened me saying i owed money on a defaulted payday loan. They gave me a specific time line to call back or they would move forward with the arrest and calling my work. Each time the people gave me a different name and they also had a very heavy accent. I am not sending any money but wondering what to do about harrassement.

You can report the calls to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint. If the calls are coming from the same number, you can see if your phone - or your phone provider - offers call blocking options.

have received two phone calls on my home answering machine, the message is in mid flow, starts with "a grand jury for a federal criminal offense, we need you to call and speak to a federal officer immediately", this will be our last attempt to reach you to resolve this matter. Each call had a different return phone number. both area code 301- first number 969-2302, 2nd- 575-8029. anyone else experience anything like this?

Received this same exact msg. on my answering machine last night. Called FTC and logged it. I didn't return their call because the govt. local or Fed doesn't operate this way. Curious though, to find out what they are after. ID or financials probably.

I have been receiving calls daily and they don't stop, I usually don't answer and they usually don't leave voicemails, except this morning I received a call stating this is an automated call from the Internal Revenue Service and that I was being charged with tax evasion and or tax fraud, and would be arrested if I don't call them back, the number is 786-728-9378. These scammers just don't give up, its SICK!!

We got a call about from some bogus IRS representative threatening us with a lawsuit. Call ID was private but I reported the callback number to FTC already. Phone quality was bad, but DO NOT speak up to clarify any of your personal information.

I received an IRS call today saying they would sue me. My parents received the same, and my husband came home to say he's gotten a call too. All of them false. The number on my phone was +1 (206) 822-1714. The number on my husbands was 509-315-2855

I got the same call today. They asked me to call 1-810-543-2488. Obviously bogus. I wonder what they do to people who fall for it.

Received a call to my cell phone today from a number out of Washington state (206) 822-7015. The robot on the other end claimed to be from the IRS and that they were filing a law suit against me. I don't answer calls from numbers I don't recognize but a voicemail was left. After googling the number I saw that many other folks received the same call from this number. Beware of the IRS scammers!

For call said was from consumer protection and I had won 1.5 millions said his name was Larry Miller next got call was from Michael Collins for same thing

Caller left message using my first name, I understood him to be Devin Mason, using the same spiel as Honeybaby107 reported. Call back number was 609-495-6093.

Officer Damon Marshall, phone# 347-344-5261...threatening phone calls claiming to be with the IRS. Called cell phone 2/17/2016 and 2/18/2016. When I called, he said it had to do with a family member and hung up on me.

received call from a man with a flat, monotone voice and said that a magistrate wanted to us to call 724-512-2175. Thought that it was a recording but maybe it wasn't. It was pretty creepy. Just hung up.

Received robocall from 206-488-2814 claiming to be from IRS and that law suits were about to be filed. It is linked to IRS extortion scam and appropriately tagged by various local police departments.

So far, have received 3 (recorded) messages from a state of Washington area code 206-822-5966 stating there is a lawsuit pending and to phone the number indicated. White Pages reveals that this is part of an IRS scam requesting payment of taxes due. No specific attorney name is given and they do not give my name. Advice is do not answer or call back.

Got a call from 2028885940. Said was IRS for tax evasion. IRS gives you chances to pay. I looked up what he said I entered wrong on my tax form. Amount was not on there. He got mad and hung up.

Received a call form California 510-201-0068. They guy said he was from the Federal Authorities and gave me his agent id number and told me to write it down. I asked what this was about. He told me I was in trouble and needed to pay money. I told him that if I was in trouble that I wouldn't receive a phone call. He said then that the authorities will be at my door in 45 mins and I will spend the next 3 to 5 years in prison. He hung up.

received a phone msg from a scammer claiming to be with govt tax agency, and threating trouble if i didn't respond. # was 573-273-1164 and showed that it came from Advance, MO.

I Man keeps calling my work and says he is with the dept of justice and he has a 80 page lawsuit and i have 48 hours to pay threatening my boss and he want stop calling my work phone number is 646 499 5300

Representative posing as IRS named Ryan id# 294135 and a lawsuit has been filed against me for tax fraud during 2009-2015. There's a warrant out for me. Telephone call came from 206-822-3219, please ignore them and give no information out "Not even your name" 2/22/2016

IRS Scam: “The reason that you receiving this pre-recorded message is to notify you that the Internal Revenue Service has issued an arrest warrant against you. Right now you and your physical property is under state of investigation. Its very important that I do hear back from you as quick as possible before we proceed further with any legal prosecution. My direct call back number is (206) 414-4242. Thank you"

Most recently "Kevin Mason" asked me to call 724-512-2175 regarding a US Treasury action and threatened that failure to call would be an intentional attempt to avoid appearing before a magistrate or grand jury on a federal charge. Is there some place to send these recorded messages so that an investigation can take place?

You can report the call to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint. You can give as many details as you like about the call.

I got a call just now from 724-512-2175. The recording said he was Kevin Mason. He mentioned US Treasury and a magistrate.

have a look at this

Federal Reserve Bank 20th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W Mail Stop K300 Washington, D.C. 20551

Your payment files from three (3) different banks, Natwest Bank of London, Central Bank of Nigeria and Bank of America was compiled and submitted to my desk this morning for review. The total sum owed to you by the 3 banks mentioned above was sum up to the tune of US$15,500,000.00 (Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars).

Now the fund has been totally lodged in one particular Escrow account (non deductible) here in the Federal Reserve Bank on your name, while waiting for accreditation to your personal bank account in any part of the world. Meanwhile, after due scrutiny and verification, I confirmed that you have fulfilled all the necessary obligations that will enable the release of your payment to you, but yet your payment was not released to you due to one flimsy excuses or the other from the Bank officials in charge of your payment, because they had the intention of diverting your funds to their private accounts in order to satisfy their selfish interest.

You are however lucky that we the management of the US Federal Reserved Bank detected their evil plans and therefore call for the submission of your payment file to us so we can personally handle the payment assignment to ensure that you receive your funds accordingly. Now, all modalities regarding your fund release has been put in place here in the Reserve Bank of America, thus, your funds has been made ready for transfer in our sophisticated macro transfer system, what we need from you now is to provide to us the bank account of your choice which you want us to transfer your funds so we can expedite action for the accreditation of your funds into your account immediately.

Received phone message today from 206-899-9367 stating this is my final notice, never received first one, IRS is filing a law suit against me immediately. To call number above. Although, I realize this is a fraud call, I tried to call them just to mess with them but I blocked my number first. No answer...

A man with Indian accent calls from 619-489-0102 claiming he is with IRS and you owe back taxes. He uses name Steve Martin. It is a scam.

Have received numerous calls which caller ID identified as "Private Number ()". I let it go to voice mail. The message claimed this was a "final notice", that IRS was filing a lawsuit and to call number for more information. Numbers to call are: 914-499-8220 (male voice-left on cell phone), 206-792-5049 (female voice-4 times in one day!),509-790-0322 (female voice-once so far today).

I got few calls from 724-512-2175. When I was talking to the "IRS" officer from India, I got threatened to be put in jail if I don't make a payment right away. When I refused, I was called many names and insulted in all possible ways.
Here is what I think. This has been going on for a long time. American citizens, good people who pay taxes - high taxes- to the US government, get threatened and insulted on our American soil by some undernutritioned scammers from India. We are just getting warnings, no help, no protection, nobody cares. Just fill in the form to complain!
When is our government going to step up? It doesn't matter they are from India. There should be International laws to deal with this. How long will you allow the Americans to be threatened and robbed? Hello? Anybody cares?

If this people ever call saying that you must send them a special money card to avoid being prosecuted for owing taxes, I say tell them they should leave us alone otherwise they will be turned in prosecuted for impersonating the IRS or other government agencies, which is a federal offense.

Received a call from a Megan Tam @ 347-395-0345. She said she was from Internal investigation department of the IRS. She said she was making me aware of a legal case that had been filed against me. I asked her for a case number and she gave me one. I told her I was going to check with the IRS to make sure this was legit. I did call the IRS and they told me it was a scam. Beware. The woman had a British accent from the Islands and I could hear a calling center in the background.

Someone posing as Federal Criminal Justice Department has been calling my 86-year-old mother saying she's committed a crime. Their number is: 206-204-5092

I have received 3 voice mail messages on my home phone from a person from another country posing as US Treasury Department. This last message was the 3rd & final call before US Gov takes legal action to collect the money owed. I need to contact the number immediately to get instructions on how to pay.

You can report this to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint. The details you give will go into a database that law enforcement uses for investigations.

Message left by "David Gregg of the Department of the Treasury" to call regarding tax problem or else I would have to appear before a "magistrate judge" (we have those in the US???). Left the call back number of 347-273-8593. This is obviously a scam.

I keep getting calls 25 times a day with crazy numbers and unknown callers. What can I do to stop it?

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also received a call from IRS... spoke to them and let me know I was under investigation and asked if I deceived the IRS on purpose or accident. I knew it was BS all along... I tried to see how dirty they would try to be. Dirty Dirty!

I received a call yesterday afternoon around 415pm from NO CALLER ID. I did not pick up and let it go on voicemail. A woman left me a message saying that there was a case against me and that she was a marshall and for me to call the plaintiff at (832)271-3208.It does not say who they are or anything and at the end of the message it said my name and that I was "officially served". When is this going to stop? I know what I owe and I have been paying so I know very well this is a SCAM. these people need to be persecuted to the full extent of the law because everyday they are getting away with these scams.

Great information. Here is another 202-751-2543 -Kevin Jones said he was with IRS investigating office. Said his badge no. was IRM. Said they were investigating criminal charges against me. When I began questioning him he hung up on me.

I got a call today stating that they are the CIA and asked who I was and gave me a phony badge #. I asked how they got my # and they said they are the CIA. They said to go home and lock my doors and windows because there was 7 terrorists in the area. Called back and the phone # was blocked. 412-292-4912 beware!!!

Received a phone call from 646-351-1082, a woman with a heavy Indian accent claimed her name was Christian Brown and that she was from the Department of Legal Affairs. She went on to say that this was my verbal warning of an impending action against my name, and that myself or my attorney needed to call her back regarding the legal mess I was in. Mind you, this was all left on my answering machine. Looked up the number and there are pages of complaints with this exact message and even the employees name. Knew it had to be a scam

A man with Indian accent calls from 786-358-0980.He uses name Kevin Mason. It is an IRS scam.

These are the numbers of scammers posing as grant speacialist from U.S.Grants they are all non listed except one, 408-709-1247, 202-856-6239, 702358-0178, 323-524-0755, 2345789 if that is a phone number in the U.S. I will eat my own hat, 7863589978 and this is a local number from this area 352-469-0320, Now would it be possible to have some one check these numbers and find these people and do what ever is needed for them to stop calling my phone please!!!!

Just receive a call from someone imposing as the IRS 1-302-359-1253 out of Dover Delaware. I called back this number 3 times blocking my number every time. The same person answered the phone. (Asian sounding). Definitely a scam / fraud.......

I am getting so many calls about sweepstakes winn. How can I be certain these calls are scams. I did submit forms and was entered in many. Should all be conmsidered scam calls. They also ask fcr fees.

I just received a text message from 904-429-3053 saying that a "law-suit has been filed against me and an Arrest Warrant will be issued that could affect my home and employment" and that I am supposed to call State Attorney's Office at 904-638-1094 to resolve the situation. I didn't respond and I won't. Please look into this scam.

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Does the FTC have the technology to actually trace origin of such calls, because it would good if they can do to that to actually find out where the scammers are really calling from?

received the call today from "treasury Department" scammers call back number was 559-554-2973.

Be aware of a Judy Taylor calling from NewYork claiming to be from the United Stated Gov. Right! Calling people saying that you have received a grant for a large sum of money and you need to send $250.00 to get it the number she is call from 1877 435 4357

Be aware of Judy Taylor saying she is from the Gov.she is not .she is a scam telling you that you have received a grant lol she is afraid She is calling from New York her number is 315 791 7097 ext.105 she only wants you hard earned money noone from the Gov. Wants you to send them $250.00 to get $9000 she is taking this scam to far.using the Dept Of Treasury in her scam as well . watch out for people like this please

Shame on those that try to scam! I'm putting them in the Hall Of Shame!!!

Received call from 609 318 0260. Something like Sing Kastan. Says there is enforcement action by the US treasury and I need to avoid the magistrate and the Grand Jury.
BTW, is anyone cracking down on these guys?

IRS scam claiming I owe and threats of arrest be aware of this number it is Atlanta based area code 470-365-5086

Got a call today from Dept of Legal affairs for Us treasurery 11525 offr. Joseph Johnson for tax evasion 2012 & 2013 CPA Case # CF79621 Details 2012 & 2013 miscalculation and discrepancy amount underpay Taxes filed incorrectly.

IRS tried to notify me -- they tried to notify me twice, no one avail. 1/6/16 & 2/3/16 shows no one avail. At my home. So they forwarded it to him. "The moment we hang up it generates an arrest warrant. They will show me their documents and I'll be jailed for 1 ½ yrs. Within 30 mins." He said There was no response by my CPA. I called my lawyer while on the home with him and he said I was not allowed to call anybody or talk to anyone about this and then he hung up on me before he could ask for money, personal information etc. +1 (202) 800-5582. The call came from Washington, DC

I was called and received a recorded message already halfway completed that gave me the same case# cf79621 that you mention in your account. The message also mentioned a federal criminal matter that I needed to take care of with a magistrate or a grand jury and to call a number back. The number was 202-370-6626. I am glad to read that this same exact case number was used and that it is bogus. I was sufficiently worried for a few minutes. That's not right.

Got a phone message from 202-552-4062 informing me of an IRS Criminal lawsuit! I can't seem to reach Officer Daniel Wineman! LMAO

I have received calls from ppl saying they are with the government and offering grants for any use!! Also from the "government" on student loans. These numbers are 845-613-9056; 646-982-0223; 832-210-9091;954-794-7081;518-417-1115 and 888-524-1283.

got a robocall from 716-507-4027, saying its the last time they will try to reach me that i may go before a magistrate judge for a federal criminal offence that i needed to call back to get case # or talk with a federal agent

April 5 & 6th received call..sounded like female voice that the IRS has filed lawsuit against us and must contact them immediately at 7202298802
We are over 85 years old....age a target?

I have received two calls supposedly from the US Federal Government Grants and treasury Dept saying that I have received a $7000 dollar grant because I don't have a bankruptcy pay my bills and taxes on time??? And the only way to get the funds since I don't live in a tax free state is to purchase a iTunes gift card for $300 and then give them the number and they will either send me the money by direct deposit which is have to give my bank info out or by western union this all seems to good to be true they gave me a confirmation number in which I had to call someone else. They have very American names but all sound like they are from India very heavy accents. Sound s to good to be true which means it most likely is plus why would government give money out in this way answer they wouldn't complete scam don't do it

I received a call today to say that they would deposit today at my local CVS Pharmacy or Walgreens $7000.00. But due to taxes I would need to pay them $350.00 today. SCAM. I should not have to pay in advance for a grant from the government! I hung up on them.I tried to ask where they where located. according to the number I called back it was listed as Tacoma Washington. But I agree it is not an American company and could be somewhere in Africa or India.

A relative called me from Illinois today concerned about a message left on his landline stating he was in trouble and needed to call the IRS as soon as possible. I checked & found many people have received calls from 562-348-2004. I hope they catch these people trying to intimidate and defraud people.

I had a message left on my phone saying he was a Special Agent with the DEA, and was calling about (mumbled) saying Homeland Security. A phone number was left 972-684-5302 ext. 2011, and I was told to return call. If I didn't call back, a warrant would be issued for my arrest, and proper steps would be taken.
I called the Sheriff, and was told this was a scam. He said they are looking to scam people out of money for various reasons, and not to fall for it.
In a couple of hours, I recognized the number when he called back!
Pretty gutsy, but I told him I was aware of the scam, that I had already spoken to Sheriff and for him to lose my name and number!

Add 202-552-6669 James Anderson and 202-899-9041 William Smith to the IRS scam list. I received a call that I have a warrant for my arrest for filling fraudulently on my 2015 returns.

Below is the exact message we received on our phone recorder:

"This message is intended to contact you. My name is Steve Madden (not sure the pronunciation of the last name?) and I'm calling regarding an enforcement actions executed by US Treasury intending your serious attention. Ignoring this will be an intentional 2nd offense. To (unclear??) initial appearance before a magistrate judge or a grand jury for the federal criminal offense. My number is 413-628-1719. I repeat 413-628-1719. I advise you to cooperate with us and help us to help you. Thank you."

This was on a repeating loop of three repetitions. The man had a strong Mexican accent. We called the number and they already knew our name and address before we told them and demanded he send $5,740 by certified check or money order for back taxes from 2013 to a man's name. They told him if he hung up, they would send an officer out to arrest him immediately. He asked why the IRS did not contact him and they said it was farmed out to another agency to help with the collection. That is why he instructed not to send the check to the IRS. We called our tax accountant who told us this was a scam. We were sure it most likely had been a scam, but the person calling was so threatening, we thought we'd better confirm.

So we reported it to the FTC who said that we should alert those in our circle of the scam. Okay, just be aware. Here is a link to how the scam works consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0048-government-imposter-scams

For the IRS scam... add these 2 numbers:

205-499-8791
605-937-3987

Both come up on my caller ID as wireless callers. First RED FLAG this was a scam. I did call them back and gave them a piece of my mind and told them they were a fraudulent company and I was reporting them. That should stop the phone calls.

Add 810-543-2488 to the list, claim to be with the IRS and they have a lawsuit against you. Stated mailed a letter and it was signed for but couldn't tell who signed for it.
Informed we knew it was a scam and to stop, then they hang up.

I received the IRS call as well April 28th here's a new number and a name: 206-775-8302 Albert Smith.

Received a call from Ithaca, NY 607-391-2552 . Supposedly a second attempt from US Treasury for a federal charge. Non compliance meant an appearance before a Federal Magistrate. Suppose to call back to speak to Federal agent and get my case number.

i got the call from the US treasury dept of legal affairs. they left message for my son to call back w/ his lawyer and tried to sound threatening. uh, first clue is the accent, 2nd clue the background noise like a customer service center and 3rd clue is STUPIDITY! . blocked them . please.

Received 2 phone calls today (5/12/16) stating from the IRS -- "you are being sued call such & such #) The CID # is --810-543--5573..

I recieve multiple calls everyday from someone claiming to be from IRS and that Im being sued. When I refuse to give info I get called nasty names and told to go F myself. I have also been threatened with bodily harm, including rape, from someone claiming to be with Windows and that my computer is being hacked. I already suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, this doesnt help! I filed a report with the police for the threats.

I just received my 5th call today that there was a warrant out for my arrest from the IRS I am calling the news papers and any one that will listen to me. There old people that are loosing their lives savings an will not tell any one because they are don't want any one to know they were taken advantage of. We need to get these crooks.

I received one today from (347) 5848648 stating they are IRS and I may appear in front of the grand jury or have federal charges pressed against me if I do not contact them. Good luck!

just received a threat as well number was 2027475369- spoke bad English- loud background like he was calling from call center. said i was being sued and call was being recorded as evidence in a court case against me.

I just received a call from a david Johnson 646-895-6928 says from department of treasury filing a legal suit against me

Just got a call today from 3475848854 claiming to be IRS and demanding payment for what was claimed to be audit issues with taxes Scam artist told me if I hung up police would be at my door in half an hour to arrest me. I told him to give me proof he was IRS. He asked me fr personal details and told him to give me my personal details or he could not possibly be IRS at which point he hung up. Phone number I call back and got this scam was 3475848854 so watch out for calls from that number.

Got another call today and for fun I called back. Woman had an Indian accent and said she was from the US Treasury! The message said I would under criminal investigation or called before a Grand Jury. When I pressed the woman on the phone about why they were calling me, she said "I had been doing bad things." IRS contacts you by snail mail and I would guess the US Treasury would be the same. 646-589-0696 was the call back number.

I just received a call from a New York number 585-937-3306 claiming to be from the Department of Treasury. They would not give any information and I then proceeded to call our Attorney General's office in Ct, who said that they may be a scam. When I called them back they abruptly hung up after I told them that I had called the Attorney General. I am a Social Worker and am concerned about the elderly in my are that will panic and not check out the source and either give them information or money. The people sound like they have very thick Indian accents, and the "call center is poor quality like they are in a busy terminal.

they call from 2544335124 left a message saying the IRS was suing me and to call them at this number for more info

Isn't Magic Jack wonderful!!!! Scammers outside the USA can call and pester all of us using discount phone that has a USA area code --- but is untraceable to the actual source.

The caller can be in Afghanistan, India, "Panama", or anywhere on the planet.

Technology in the hands of criminals, eh?

I have received about 7 calls saying that the IRS is suing me all of sudden. I believe from a 202 number and I'm like are you for real. Cause I don't have enough stressful stuff to deal with already in my life. Now this. Already put in my report now hopefully I won't have to deal with it much longer fingers crossed.

got a call from 716-473 9809 said this was my final notice from the IRS and they would be filing a law suit to call . 6-16-2016

Some INDIAN sounding guy leaves message this message is intended to contact you my name is Kevin mason regarding an enforcement action executed by the US Treasury intending the serious attention ignoring this will be an intentional attempt to avoid an initial appearance before a magistrate or judge for a federal criminal offence

So I got the call too from Kevin Mason on June 15. I didn't call back, but have been playing it for friends for laughs. The exact verbage was this: "Hi, my name is Kevin Mason and this message is intended to contact you regarding an enforcement action executed by the United States Treasury intending a serious attention. Ignoring this will be a intentional second attempt to avoid an initial appearance before a magistrate judge or a grant jury for a federal criminal offense. My number is 360-203-0029. I repeat 360-203-0029. I advise you to cooperate with us and help us to help you. Thank you." I love the "help us to help you" part and the overuse/misuse of various forms of "intention". These idiots need to hire an editor.

Got a voicemail from 646 665 3710. It's very annoying.. Someone kept telling I have to speak with you asap!! Something is going to happen so I have to talk to you press 1 or something like that..

This indian accented man who is stating that he's Melvin Baxter from the FBI called my brother and claimed that there's an active warrant for his arrest regarding tax fraud in 2011 in the amount ranging above $9,000.
I am extremely pissed because this fool needs to be arrested ASAP!
His number is (209) 813-1391

Yesterday I notified Federal Trade Commission about several calls from
phone # 516-210-6306 telling me the U.S. Treasury will be filing charges against me for criminal activities.....it was an automated message in a very stern, threatening tone.....encouraged me to call the above phone # to resolve this issue......I am a senior who resents this type of harassment........I have not called them back nor intend to......BEWARE of these type situations.

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