these guys are out of control I am pulling my own investigation to find out where these guys are calling from and soon as my tech team get the the info i am having the cops go and pick them up. How many people have to suffer the wrong doing of these scam artist. They messed with the wrong person. I'll Keep everyone posted wish me luck
Karim C Walker
Jonathan Myers contacted me and my family stating that he worked for the IRS from # 877-705-6993. He had my family scared and highly upset and my mother has high blood pressure. Please put a stop to these guys because they are destroying people's lives with there nonsense
A coworker of mine just got a phone call from these guys saying the same stuff, going to file a lawsuit against him and then have the police come and arrest him. Really thick accents. Can't wait for them to show up!
?report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484.
?You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at FTC.gov. Add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments in your complaint.
Do consider maybe getting a call blocking device or phone.. You can google them and many are around $60.00 or so.
I am also being targeted by this retards..... need to call the federal trade commission
WASHINGTON ? The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.
Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver?s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.
?This scam has hit taxpayers in nearly every state in the country. We want to educate taxpayers so they can help protect themselves. Rest assured, we do not and will not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer,? says IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel. ?If someone unexpectedly calls claiming to be from the IRS and threatens police arrest, deportation or license revocation if you don?t pay immediately, that is a sign that it really isn?t the IRS calling.? Werfel noted that the first IRS contact with taxpayers on a tax issue is likely to occur via mail
Other characteristics of this scam include:
Scammers use fake names and IRS badge numbers. They generally use common names and surnames to identify themselves.
Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim?s Social Security Number.
Scammers spoof the IRS toll-free number on caller ID to make it appear that it?s the IRS calling.
Scammers sometimes send bogus IRS emails to some victims to support their bogus calls.
Victims hear background noise of other calls being conducted to mimic a call site.
After threatening victims with jail time or driver?s license revocation, scammers hang up and others soon call back pretending to be from the local police or DMV, and the caller ID supports their claim.
If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here?s what you should do:
If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue ? if there really is such an issue.
If you know you don?t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you?ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484.
If you?ve been targeted by this scam, you should also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their ?FTC Complaint Assistant? at FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint.
Taxpayers should be aware that there are other unrelated scams (such as a lottery sweepstakes) and solicitations (such as debt relief) that fraudulently claim to be from the IRS.
The IRS encourages taxpayers to be vigilant against phone and email scams that use the IRS as a lure. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. The IRS also does not ask for PINs, passwords or similar confidential access information for credit card, bank or other financial accounts. Recipients should not open any attachments or click on any links contained in the message. Instead, forward the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on how to report phishing scams involving the IRS is available on the genuine IRS website, IRS.gov.
Same thing , today I receive call from # 1-877-705-6993, like from some IRS department ,with Indian accent, they left message, so I call them back , and try find what kind of IRS department they are, they can give me clear answer, after I asked them are you IRS ? they hang up phone. This is scam
I have also received the call on 6/12/2014 - I called IRS this morning to verify - this is a scam - as advised by IRS officer, I have reported this to http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml
?If you owe federal taxes, or think you might owe taxes, hang up and call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you with your payment questions.
?If you don?t owe taxes, call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484.
?You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at FTC.gov. Add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments in your complaint
Sounds like the same guy with poor English skills. Glad to hear it's a scam. Tried calling back to ask "what were you trying to say?", but mailbox full. We've delt with the IRS, this is NOT their procedure.
Got the same call. I told him to get lost and slammed the phone. This time his name was "Jimmy Carter"
person named Sean Miller called claiming he was an IRS tax auditor.
Loser keeps calling saying my husband has a warrant out for his arrest if he does not call back due to unpaid taxes from the IRS. I told him that the IRS does not work this way and besides we don't owe the IRS a dime. He then got very angry and nasty with me and said he was calling the police to have my husband arrested. He also said some detectives name and that it was urgent I give him my husbands cell number. These people are idiots preying on poor people who may not understand how the IRS works. They should be caught and prosecuted. I dont have time or use for these losers.
Same ? a guy with Indian accent left a message ? from the IRS regarding a tax audit. My wife forwarded his phone number. I called and after a long discussion I was informed that I will be arrested for ?hiding my income?. Well, since I was so uncooperative with the ?IRS senior officer? whose name is still unknown, the guy said after he signs the paper and he will forward it to the authorities and I will be arrested in few hours. SCAM.
We received a call from 877-705-6993. I called the IRS hotline immediately, and they told me that it is a scam. IRS will never call you or email you. If there are any tax that you may owe, they will send you letter to your mailing address.
stupid..... calling non stop
This guy with a hard Indian accent left a message saying he was calling from the IRS regarding a tax audit. He left his name, which I couldn't understand and said that my husband needed to call immediately because there was some kind of legal matter. So I called and explained that I didn't understand who the guy was that wanted my husband to call. The guy's English was so bad, he couldn't ask me what number was I calling from. Once we finally established that, he simply said that the Senior Officer (and gave another name I couldn't understand - thought he said Mary McDonald) wanted my husband to call. I told him I will give the message but I needed to know what it was all about and who was Mary McDonald. He was getting testy and snapped at me, saying, "Not Mary...just Donald!" So I asked, "Who is Donald?" In very clear English but still with that Indian accent, he said, "I'm your father - get lost!" and hung up. So, obviously a new scam involving people with little use of the English language.
this guid is the couer dumb
How dumb is this guy?
It's a scam. IRS will notify you via mail not a phone call.
Get this guys report them to police
I am getting harassing calls from them too for over a week now. Looking for someone that doesn't even live here. They said my address. How did they get my address when the call isn't even for me? The guys SAYs he'll take me off the list. But I doubt they will. His name is Brad Nelson.