I have warned by phone and by social media, in person and on the news. This phone scam is a very real thing and finds hundreds of victims every week. The IRS impersonation scam, as it has been referred to; is a phone scam that has topped the IRS’s dirty dozen list in the last couple of years. I will continue to warn my fellow taxpayers about the robocalls and live agents threatening good people over the phone. I hope that these posts go viral and warn some of those unsuspecting targets.
Today I got my own IRS “WARNING” call. I have had a chance to review their voicemail with my own ears. What I have done is transcribed to the best of my ability this scam call. I hope that you can listen and read in order to familiarize yourself with this type of things they say and how a call might sound so if this ever happens you will have a good chance of spotting the scam.
“Hello, we have been trying to reach you. This call is officially a final notice from IRS (Internal Revenue Service). The reason for this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. To get more information about this case file, please call immediately on our department number 206-238-0127. I repeat the number 206-238-0127. Thank you.”
Here is the clip in full as I received it: