Nope, it's not shut down as they called me with the usual IRS story today.
Good for you. Just got the same call from 1-202-506-8501 and I was accused for Tax Fraud and owe them $6,248. Did scare me at first but then realized from my internet friends that this is fake. I called back several times and would not answer. Time for a drink to calm down after all this craziness.
I too just got the phone call on my home voice mail twice from 1-202-506-8601 accusing me of tax fraud and pay $6,248 or go to jail for five years. It did scare the hell out of me until I found out it is a scam. Send them nothing and let them know you contacted the FBI.
Success! Magic jack emailed me to to follow up on the abuse report I filed about this number. It has been shut down. I know there are still other numbers being used, but at leasr we know Magic Jack will do something if you report it to them. I have filed a report for 241-4918 also.
No it isn't. It is a scam. Read the previous posts. Common Indian based scam. Don't give them any money. Period.
Is this really the irs?
Targeted our CFO at work. Heavly accented person claiming to be John Wilson with the IRS calling to talk to our CFO because she had issues with her 2013 tax return.Threatened to take legal action against her if she didnt comply. When I researched this number and found out it was a scam, I called them back and told them to take us off their calling this because I knew it was a scam. They cussed me out. It was pretty awful. The funny part is, the guy had to remember what his name was when I asked him to repeat it. If that doesn't put up a red flag...what does!!?
Just received a call from "Jason Stewart" from 202-241-0617. He claimed to be from the IRS, gave me my own name and asked if that was me. He had a barely understandable Middle Eastern accent. I refused to confirm my name and asked what business did he have with the person he was asking about. He said he wanted to confirm my name b/c the person he was looking for had some "problems with a recent IRS year." If I were that person I would have to call his supervisor "Damon Marshall" to resolve the problem.
His incredibly thick accent, the unsolicited call, and the strange request I call them back to resolve a tax problem certainly set off red flags. He insisted his supervisor was waiting for my call. A government employee waiting for me to call him at 6pm? Clearly a scam now! (I'm a govt employee so I can mock govt employees)
After getting off the phone I googled the number and the IRS fraud resources online. The IRS phone tree led me to a "leave a message at the tone" answering machine. The google result landed me here which was much more informative. I think I will try the links above to complain to YMAX corp also.
Whew, I'm so glad I Googled that number. A lady's computer voice called me and left a message saying this is the IRS and not to dismiss this call or else there may be some legal action. The phone number was from 1-202-241-0617. I called back only to get a busy signal.
We got a mssg from a 202 number from a weird computer sounding voice said her name was Heather Grey-- SCAM SCAM SCAM - don't give them any info.
Thank you for this link and found out this is a scam
We received several messages from a gentleman saying he was from the IRS. My husband called him back and they stated they were going to seize our house and our drivers licenses for three years. Really?
Left VM on my cell saying it's Heather Gray from IRS, calling abut time-sensitive issues, I need to call them back before they take "legal allegations". Do not have Caller ID on home phone.
They left phone number 415-251-8453
these people will not stop calling me saying from IRS
We received twice call from this number and identified their self (0ne female, one male) as IRS and left a voice mail message for us to call them if we don't call them IRS will take legal action on us. I want to report this.
I got a call yesterday from the same Heather Gray and one today from a male - same number. I told the guy I googled you and you should be ashamed of yourself. I am not falling for your scam. Go to hell!! And hung up
I work for the state at a group home and there was a message on our answering machine Saturday saying somebody Smith with a thickly accented Indian voice supposedly from the IRS. Seriously, who do these people think they're fooling?? So obviously a scam.
This is a scammer using an untraceable magicJack device, probably from overseas. See: http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-347-832-4519/2#p710251082229542377
for what this means and what you can do about it.
In addition to the regular reporting channels, e.g., the Department of the Treasury, the FTC, and your local state attorney general's office, you might also report the abuse to YMAX Corp. I have seen reports that they are pretty good at responding to complaints and may be able to permanently shut off a magicJack device, if necessary, so that it can never be used again.
The YMAX Corp. main web page is at:
and their site giving information on how to lodge a complaint is at:
Note that the "contact" website gives a clickable link to a "live chat" where you can make your complaint.
In the meantime, tell your caller to shove his magicJack into his sphincter ani externus.
Same call, voice mail from the lady with American accent to call back to the IRS. Also, the caller id was Washington D.C.
I got the same robot voiced call claiming from the IRS...thanks for the warning!
My answering machine received the message the same as Firemonkey, this morning.. The voice of the lady scare people into death. I called back but the line was busy. I will check with IRS.
yesterday and today from 202-241-0617 IRS agent collect my tow years tax $7000,00
I received a call yesterday from this number, left message on my answering machine saying it was the IRS. I called back today and never talked to anyone, but I heard them in the background trying to get people's bank and credit card information. They sounded liked they were from India.
These IRS impersonators called me back. Told them you were fraud. They said they were not but I hung up. After that, I called Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration that is IRS's web page to report scam/fraud. They said this number (202-241-0617) was a scam.
I am so glad I learned that if I googled the number, this site shows up. I received the call on 5/1, some voice mesage to say there would be a grave consequence if I don't call back. Then on 5/3, the guy with an accent left me a message again, this time he knows my name. We'll see he will call back again today.
A man with indian accent was calling me, that he is IRS employee, that we must call IRS - 202 241 0617 Alex Cooper. I knew this is a scam, because IRS have never contacted thru phone, when i called back no one pick up the phone.
got a call from this nbumber
Got a machine voice message that I have some IRS issues and they wanted me to call back to 202-241-0617. Immediately I found this site and I can see it is a scam. Thank you!
Correction - the senior officer's name given was Danny Morrison.
Thanks for the info from this website; let's put these criminals to rest.
Note: Legitimate business would contact you via correspondence, not phone calls. Always ask questions and never make any payments over the phone.
I did the same thing with some scammers several years ago. I played along with them until we got to the part where they sent me a credit card number. Told me to charge $10,000 to it, send them $5000 and I could keep the rest for my time. I then figured out by the first four digits that it was Mastercard. I called them and reported the card stolen. I then told the scammers that their luck had run out and to go screw themselves. They then proceeded to threaten me with death. My husband was very upset with me..... I just laughed. I told my husband that this was most likely some idiot sitting in an Internet Cafe in Nigeria with 1000 other scammers. Needless to say, the fact that I am alive to type this means they did not kill me.