I received a fax from this number asking for some personal information and bank account info. Obviously phishing! They pretend to be from the IRS. Typical con artists!
I received the same fax.
also received this fax today.
According to the IRS web site
it is definitely a scam
this is a scam...they try to rob your US account.....i do not understand that the banks do not investigate further
I received this faxed today. Telling to send all the info necessary to open accounts and etc.
It might be a scam, but I'm calling the IRS tomorrow to ask them about this.
I live in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.
I don't have a caller ID for it, it shows this 112286, but tells me to fax to +1-206-203-4815 and the fax was signed by a someone named David Smith, Director of Information.
I just got the same call but only thing is that the person that called me said that his name was blair ????? what who is blair I don't know any body named blair what in the world is going on and this is a new number so why is this person calling me who ever you are stop callin my house and not saying nothing my number is not even in the phone book nither is my cell (STOP)very upset!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi, I received that same fax and also think its a scam
I'm glad there are sites like this. Got the form by fax. i'm in Bulgaria as well.... definitely a PHISHING SCAM!!! Look around the net, many examples of the scam, there are even word documents that you can "touch up" your self. However as someone already noted the original IRS form never asks about "bank accounts", bank and branch address, mother's maiden name etc. etc...
I got this even in Bulgaria. Beware of phishing! Check with the IRS web site the form you are about to send, you will see that the actual IRS form is very different from the one you got by fax.
In Chile we received a fax requesting information for IRS, FORM W-8BEN, they want all the information that you could give a swindler (maiden mother's name, passport copy, SSN, etc.)
According to http://www.numberwiki.com/phonenumbers/206-203:
Listing for phone number (206) 203-4815
WA - Bainbridge Isl., Mercer Isl., Newhalem, Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle, Vashon Isl.; (564 overlay of 206, 253, 360, and 425 suspended)
206-203-4815 / 2062034815
Seems to be a Seattle, WA land line. Provider is International Telcom, Ltd. Got these same IRS forms faxed twice on 12 Dec 2008 and 20 Dec 2008. I don't want to spend money paying for a reverse phone search, but it looks pretty much like phising. I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina, so finding out the name and full address of whoever is behind this scam would make little sense to me, but perhaps someone living in USA should do so.
also got IRS forms by fax telling to send account info to this number
Decided to investigate first.
Seems to be fake?
got IRS forms by fax telling to send account info to this number....
seems to be pishing