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03-17-2016 06:09 PM  4 years ago
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gmcullan

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IRS Scam
A call came in this morning, private name/private number on the caller ID. It was a robo-call supposedly from the IRS indicating that they were opening a criminal case against me and that I was supposed to call a designated Area Code 240 number as soon as possible.

First and formost, the IRS will not contact you in such a manner. Registered mail is generally their manner of initial contact in regard to significant issues.

Secondly, if you do call, you will incur significant charges against your phone bill. They (the scammers) will also try to bully you into an immediate payment of a hefty fine/penalty so as to avoid criminal prosecution.
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03-18-2016 02:44 AM  4 years ago
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I had one call once where by the guy said he was going to arrest my wife for an old C-card we never paid off, I told the guy I would look into it,

next time they call I have it all plained out where I start crying "don't arrest my wife please pleeeease don't arrest my wife" then I cry harder and harder and louder, then go into "she is the only one that can take care of me pleeeease don't arrest my wife",,, cry harder
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03-18-2016 11:55 AM  4 years ago
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I told them that in Jail you get 3 meals a day and cable. Come and get me.
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03-19-2016 01:10 AM  4 years ago
ticedoff8

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A call came in this morning, private name/private number on the caller ID. It was a robo-call supposedly from the IRS indicating that they were opening a criminal case against me and that I was supposed to call a designated Area Code 240 number as soon as possible.

First and formost, the IRS will not contact you in such a manner. Registered mail is generally their manner of initial contact in regard to significant issues.

Secondly, if you do call, you will incur significant charges against your phone bill. They (the scammers) will also try to bully you into an immediate payment of a hefty fine/penalty so as to avoid criminal prosecution.
I also got the voice mail.

That scam is going around.
Those two points were brought up on a news report about it.
They don't call or email first.

And, if they tell you to send money right away via Western Union, just hang up.
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03-19-2016 12:50 PM  4 years ago
jharkin

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Ive got this scam call a couple times over the last 2 years ... its not new. My MIL got it as well.

Not only will the IRS not initiate something via a phone call - NOBODY who has actually initiated legal action in the courts will start contact over the phone. If you face legal action you will learn about it when a person appears at your door with a summons.

Same way that any reputable financial company you deal with will never ask for personally identifying information over email. These are basic rules of thumb its important to know for your protection.
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