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Beware of Fake Internal Revenue Service Calls / IRS Phone Agent Scams Targeting Taxpayers

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Beware of Fake Internal Revenue Service Calls / IRS Phone Agent Scams Targeting Taxpayers

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If you receive telephone calls, and the callers identify themselves as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents, and claim that you owe taxes and demand payment via wire transfer, credit/prepaid debit card, or threaten legal action, please terminate the calls. This is a scam, and thousands of taxpayers are being targeted by scammers, who threaten them with arrest or deportation. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will NOT demand payment by credit, pre-paid debit card or wire transfer, and they will always contact you via standard postal mail first, and not by telephone.

This is the phone call message that I received from these scammers:

“This call is for you! This is the IRS and we are going to prosecute you!” “My name is ***”.

The scammers will then give you the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). They will then ask you to enter your credit or debit card information in order to stop them from prosecuting you. If you give out your information over the phone, these scammers will use the information to steal your identity and money.

Here are some of the numbers the scammers called from:

  • 202-751-2559
  • 202-456-7890

Never give your credit information over the telephone to someone who calls you. And, if you receive a call from someone claiming to represent a company or institution, tell the person to call back, hang up, and search for the telephone number for that company or institution and call to verify what you were told.

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Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • April 19, 2019 at 7:14 PM by an anonymous user from Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

    909-689-4433 ...another IRS SCAM...UGH

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  • April 25, 2018 at 7:02 PM by an anonymous user from Cupertino, California, United States

    360-718-9037 (IRS agent Eric Hylton) and 415-553-0123(police officer): called me, said I owe big money and going to jail if not paying immediately. second number called me and inquired my location, so that they can come and arrest me.

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  • January 19, 2018 at 2:23 PM by an anonymous user from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

    Scammer IRS phone number 6313186547 they just called me saying I was being investigated and going to jail in 24hrs

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  • August 30, 2017 at 5:36 PM by an anonymous user from Denham Springs, Louisiana, United States

    I have received a bogus internal with revenue service phone calls. It came from New York City.

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  • August 5, 2017 at 7:10 PM by an anonymous user from Clarkrange, Tennessee, United States

    Received call from 615-510-3332 stating they were Revenue Officer Sam Anderson and that they would pursue liens/levy/garnishments on me. This person said they were from the Nashville TN office at 801 Broad St. Is this a scam?

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    • August 5, 2017 at 7:36 PM by info

      Yes, it is a scam.

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  • December 9, 2016 at 3:55 PM by an anonymous user from Malden, Massachusetts, United States

    I'm not sure but I just received a call from a number 4089849018 from California, saying they have a law suit against me and a warrant for my arrest. But, when I called back they claimed the number cannot be reached because it no longer in service and I made the call back in seconds from receiving it ..from Massachusetts.

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  • September 8, 2016 at 10:48 AM by info

    Received via email:
    "Received 2 threatening calls from the " IRS" the number they gave me was 607 794 8330"

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  • September 1, 2016 at 3:54 PM by an anonymous user from Upland, California, United States

    Similar that I've experience with this phone # 213-453-5288. The guy that I've spoken, sound like a middle Easterner, but according to him, his name is Sam Anderson.

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  • August 25, 2016 at 4:30 PM by an anonymous user from Prescott, Arizona, United States

    Received recorded calls on my cell, telling me there is criminal action being taken against me from the IRS legal department. Number is 202 734 5871.

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  • July 20, 2016 at 5:38 PM by an anonymous user from Taylor, Michigan, United States

    Today I received a phone call from 202-241-4459. It was a recorded message stating he is Officer Danny Watson from the Social Security Administration and he received notification to blacklist my social security number. When I tried to call the phone number there was a message stating I had reached the IRS and the persons voicemail box could not accept any more messages.

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  • July 1, 2016 at 11:12 AM by actionsub from Marion, Illinois, United States

    There's another variation on this going around. My wife got a call a couple of weeks ago from a guy with a thick Asian accent claiming to be "Eric Brown" from the "Department of Legal Affairs of U.S. Treasury" who called referring to an "enforcement action" that had allegedly been taken against her. The number was (718)551-9487, though other numbers from the 718 area code have been used as well.

    After hearing the message on her voicemail, I did a little Google searching and found that this was a scam as well. The Treasury Department prosecuted one person connected with this scam about three years ago, but others have taken the ball and run with it.

    For an example of this scam see video below:
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  • July 1, 2016 at 9:11 AM by an anonymous user from The Bronx, New York, United States

    I received a call this morning from 315-503-5182 threatening that I will be arrested. They're at it again, please catch these people because they are hurting innocent people.

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  • June 13, 2016 at 6:35 PM by an anonymous user from Leonardo, New Jersey, United States

    I just received a call from them tonight.. IRS Scammers are at it again.

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  • June 13, 2016 at 3:51 PM by an anonymous user from Oakland, California, United States

    (202) 657-6092 is a scam. They claim they are the IRS but they're a total scam; do not fall for it.

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  • April 29, 2016 at 8:04 AM by an anonymous user from Ferndale, Washington, United States

    They are very much still at it. My scam call came from 209-436-8001.

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  • April 19, 2016 at 7:46 PM by an anonymous user from Kodak, Tennessee, United States

    I received a call today from someone claiming to be from the IRS. Since I don't answer calls from numbers I do not recognize I did not answer. The caller stated he was officer Daniel "something-or-other", sounded like someone from India" from the IRS and that our physical address was under investigation. I was to call him back immediately at 209-436-8001. I did not. This isn't the first time I've received this type of call. I just keep deleting. Please be aware of these type calls.
    B. Bonar

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  • March 15, 2016 at 6:17 PM by an anonymous user from Newark, New Jersey, United States

    Dear IRS:
    I was notified by telephone recording stating that i should call this number to speak with an IRS agent at 646-217-4860. Ignoring this notification will result in appearing before a magistrate or a federal judge to why you are evading filing taxes for a period of 5 years. I was threatened with federal prison time because of the stated reasons.
    I am a senior citizen and a disabled American veteran. Every year i received a tax form to file your tax return but there was no withholding tax therefore I could not file a tax form because there was no amount of money for me to file. I spoke with a person pertaining to that number that i called and he introduced himself as an IRS federal agent. I was then giving the following information: case # 2564897 with warrant number 2016-97452. After giving me this information he would then call me back at another time to instruct me of what i should do pertaining to the case number and warrant number.
    I am informing the irs of this information because i believe it to be some type of scam. Thank you for your kind assistance and immediate attention to this very urgent matter.
    Very truly yours,
    G. Bakarich

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    • March 15, 2016 at 6:47 PM by info

      You were contacted by scammers. The IRS will never call and threaten you with legal action or request payment from you. They will instead, send you a letter or snail mail.

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  • March 10, 2016 at 2:46 AM by info

    If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a government employee, asking for money or offering to give it away, it is a red flag that someone is attempting to scam you! The government will never ask for money or give money away over the telephone.

    And, if you are asked to purchase a prepaid debit card and send the number to the caller, it is another red flag that someone is attempting to scam you.

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  • March 9, 2016 at 5:28 PM by an anonymous user from Lillington, North Carolina, United States

    Telephone number: 209-201-0743 called, but I don't answer unknown numbers and received the IRS scam. Heads up at work. Blocking!

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  • March 7, 2016 at 2:51 PM by an anonymous user from Merrick, New York, United States

    Another number they are calling from is 209-201-0743, asking to go to MoneyGram.

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  • February 19, 2016 at 2:02 PM by an anonymous user from Houston, Texas, United States

    Voice mail call 02/19/16. No name shown. Claim to be IRS officer with final contact attempt before filing lawsuit. Call number appearing as 213.141.5163.
    Instructions to contact IRS at 914.499.8220

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  • February 17, 2016 at 2:44 PM by an anonymous user from Omaha, Nebraska, United States

    I received a call from the IRS stating a lawsuit and a arrest warrant from telephone number: 202-817-7546. SCAM!

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  • February 3, 2016 at 10:46 AM by an anonymous user from Hartland, Wisconsin, United States

    Received threating IRS lawsuit - called back number with vulgar swearing at 202-657-5827.

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  • January 12, 2016 at 12:24 PM by info

    Received from an anonymous user:

    "Received a call from the IrS stating they have indicated a lawsuit. The number was. 191-44998217"

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    • January 14, 2016 at 1:24 PM by an anonymous user from Mooresville, North Carolina, United States

      We received telephone call identified as IRS telephone: 202 378 4568, stating
      a lawsuit was being filed against us if we did not pay immediately.

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      • January 14, 2016 at 2:43 PM by info

        It is a scam. The IRS will never contact you via phone requesting payment or threaten legal actions.

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  • August 7, 2015 at 1:47 PM by an anonymous user from Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

    I received two of these calls since yesterday from phone # 209-732-5863 Groveland, Ca.

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  • July 7, 2015 at 11:36 AM by an anonymous user from Norwalk, Connecticut, United States

    I have received two recorded calls this morning from 202-657-4773 saying they are the IRS and they are pursuing legal action. I hung up.

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  • June 17, 2015 at 2:43 PM by an anonymous user from Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

    I received a call today from 210 888 0979, they left a message with no name as to who it belongs to: "This is the IRS. We have a lawsuit against you, if you want to settle call 210 888 0979".

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  • June 10, 2015 at 1:44 PM by an anonymous user from Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Message left on cell phone:

    "the IRS is filing a lawsuit on you. Call this number 360-355-8731."

    I called the number. The man sounded like he was from India. His English was difficult to understand.

    He was hostile. He asked whato was the phone number the message was left on, I told him it was my husband's phone. He wanted my phone number.

    I would not give it to him. He got angry, demanded I give him my phone number. I told him I was calling the police( I did call the police) I called my attorney, I called our tax service accountant. I waited awhile.

    My first call made was at 11:46 am on June 10, 2015 and the second time I called was at 2:32 pm on June 10th 2015. The second time I called that 360-355-8731 the phone just rang and rang. I reported it to the IRS number and am waiting to hear from an agent to call me back.

    Sad that there are evil people committing fraud, trying to swindle others. Anyhow, just warning others about this phone number.

    God bless you.

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  • June 1, 2015 at 2:42 PM by an anonymous user from Sacramento, California, United States

    Yes they love to scare you. They are even giving fake badge numbers to read off to you. They call all times of day and night. They tell me I have a warrant for arrest. It is a big scam. The man or women do not sound like they are from America. Broken English. Threatening us with legal action and property seizure. Well we don't own a home at this time.

    My husband is on Social Security and I have.t worked since 2002. Don't be fooled. I'd say this is a terrorist funding scheme. Boy do they have a lot of nerve.

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  • June 1, 2015 at 2:33 PM by an anonymous user from Sacramento, California, United States

    I have some IRS scammers calling me with these threats. I went to the web and looked it up. First off the IRS does not call or email. They will notify you only by written letters. These scammers are very aggressive and threatening.

    Who they really are I do not know. They are using an 877 area code. Do not listen to these hacks and criminals. They were telling my husband and I that we hadn't paid our taxes on our home. Well we don't own a home. That was the first tip off. They will give you a social security Number usually your own. Then they tell you,you can pay by credit card.This is a another dead give away.

    The IRS will not collect funds via phone. So if any of you are getting these type of calls report them and before you pay anyone anything make sure you really owe any money. IRS will not Telephone email you. All handled by snail mail. Watch out for these scammers. They sounded African.

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  • May 27, 2015 at 1:06 PM by an anonymous user from Beachwood, Ohio, United States

    I have received voice mail messages in the last 2 days from an automated female voice saying: "we have been trying to reach you. The IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. Call this number back immediately 206 201 2671." I did not call back, but just wondering what kind of scam this is.

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    • June 13, 2015 at 8:56 AM by an anonymous user from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

      I received voicemail this morning returning from work that IRS was filing a lawsuit against me and I needed to call this number 206-201-2799. Please someone tell me this is a scam. I am a newly widow living alone, file my taxes on time and never had any trouble but this has scared me badly. If this is a scam please someone let me know so I won't answer the phone when they call back.

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      • June 13, 2015 at 9:20 AM by info

        It is a scam. The IRS will never call you; they will instead, send a snail mail (letter) to you. Always called the IRS directly, instead of calling the phone numbers left in an email or voice message.

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    • May 27, 2015 at 1:37 PM by info

      It is a phone scam. The caller's aim is frighten you into sending money to them via Western Union, MoneyGram, Prepaid debit card or other untraceable methods. They may ask for your credit card information, which they will use fraudulently.

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  • May 14, 2015 at 2:34 PM by an anonymous user from Madera, California, United States

    Same threats but a new name and number. Name Frank Martin, IRS agent #1807-2014 Number; he called from 760/733/9829 call back 206/201/2671. Getting calls for two weeks from this Dude, I made him so mad today he hung up on me, GOOD!

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  • April 28, 2015 at 1:16 PM by an anonymous user from Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States

    I received a telephone call today, April 28th, 2015, from the phone number 716-575-7616 telling me that it was the IRS, do not hang up. This is IRS Agent, (girls name), please call us back at this number immediately concerning your tax situation....

    No, I did not call it back. Thanks for the heads up about this scam!! Sincerely Carl.

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  • April 27, 2015 at 11:02 AM by an anonymous user from Mesa, Arizona, United States

    I have received numerous calls from a "Johnny" with a very heavy accent stating he is from the IRS. This time he even said that a Sherriff's Deputy would be at my doorstep to arrest me. I told him that I would be happily waiting and he hung up. The telephone number was 646-583-1335. SCAM

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  • April 22, 2015 at 3:11 PM by an anonymous user from Carbondale, Pennsylvania, United States

    Received a call telling me he was an IRS Agent and that they would be freezing my bank accounts, putting a lien against my car and home.

    Told me I needed a criminal lawyer and read the charges I would be facing. Said I hadn't claimed all my wages that I received during the yrs. 2009-2013. Also I couldn't run from it and possibly would have to do some jail time till case went to court.

    At that point I hung up and they immediately called me back. Did not answer.

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  • April 17, 2015 at 1:21 PM by an anonymous user from Sacramento, California, United States

    I just recieved a call from a man saying he was from the IRS and that there was going to be a warrant for my arrest today if I don't pay them.

    The number was 703-756-6663. I hanged up the phone and 10 minutes later I got a call from that number and they left a message threatening me and left the number 703-651-1574.

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  • April 16, 2015 at 10:08 PM by an anonymous user from Westminster, California, United States

    Just received call from recording message stated this is a final call - the I.R.S
    is filing a law suit against you . The number is 360-807-5350 . Everyone please be careful .

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    • June 10, 2015 at 1:48 PM by an anonymous user from Chicago, Illinois, United States

      I got the same message as you. Different phone number. 360-355-8731. Man had broken English and was mean/hostile.

      I called the police, my attorney, and my tax man, because I was worried.

      Turns out it is a scam. I find out now, and made a fool out of myself.

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  • April 16, 2015 at 12:05 PM by an anonymous user from Vernalis, California, United States

    Just received a phone call from some foreign speaking male stating there is a lawsuit being brought against me.

    He claims I was paid too much for 2011,2012,&2013 taxes. The telephone number is from California (424)260-8844.

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  • April 8, 2015 at 1:10 PM by an anonymous user from Osceola, Wisconsin, United States

    Just recieved a phone call from someone who stated this was a "final notice" of the IRS filing lawsuit against "you", after an AM call from someone who stated they were from an "institute" to find out your voter attitude, but would not state who they were sponsored by. Could not write phone no. as fast as was given, however, the number of the "lawsuit" started with 347.

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  • April 2, 2015 at 5:48 PM by an anonymous user from Geneva, New York, United States

    I live in Rochester,N.Y. I received a phone call stating that I was being sued by the IRS. I paid no attention.

    They called from the number (225)406-1456 and said to call the the number (360)347-1817. Don't fall for it.This is a scam.

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    • June 10, 2015 at 1:50 PM by an anonymous user from Chicago, Illinois, United States

      Thank you. I got the same message. Phone number was 360-355-8731.

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  • March 31, 2015 at 10:32 AM by an anonymous user from Petaluma, California, United States

    I received a call at 7 am this morning from 716.217.2771. His name is Paul. I watch the news so I didn't fall for it and I would never give out my personal info, PERIOD!

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    • April 1, 2015 at 9:54 PM by an anonymous user from Anaheim, California, United States

      I received the same message on my voicemail from Paul. It's a recording because half the message was cut off. Said I'd better not disregard the message and he'd better hear from my lawyer.

      No idea why this idiot was calling because he cut off his own message. Tried to call the number back 7162172771 and the number is invalid. He repeated the number twice. I'm so sick of these thick accented scammers.

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  • March 31, 2015 at 9:02 AM by an anonymous user from Dearborn, Michigan, United States

    Good morning .I keep receiving phone calls from two numbers: 516-323-1211 and 415-799-7869.

    From a NikI Johnson (a recording).I know its a scam . Just hope no one falls for it.

    I thought calling them back to mess with them would detour them but it didn't .

    Good luck and have a good day.

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    • March 31, 2015 at 9:31 AM by info

      Do not call back the number because you are only letting them know that your phone number is active, so they will continue to call.

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  • March 22, 2015 at 8:35 PM by an anonymous user from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

    I keep getting calls from 703 662 8336, which I traced to Dulles city Virginia . They are both middle easterners one man and one woman. They both insist that they are from the IRS and I give them my attorney on record, because I am in big trouble with the internal revenue.\

    I am not exactly sure what there game is, but I do know they are not on the up and up.

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  • March 19, 2015 at 10:05 AM by an anonymous user from Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States

    I have received two calls in the last two days. The first was obviously a recorded message saying that the IRS was planning to sue.

    This was followed by a person (a female voice with a heavy foreign accent) who stated that she was calling from the IRS.

    When I refused to answer her questions, she disconnected.

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  • March 12, 2015 at 5:59 PM by an anonymous user from Saint Cloud, Florida, United States

    I live in central Florida-received a message stating they were the Internal Revenue Services and we were being sued by the IRS-this was a final notice as they have been trying to contact us several times-phone number left was 209-813-2917.

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  • March 12, 2015 at 1:39 PM by an anonymous user from Danville, California, United States

    I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and also got just the call from 703-828-0417 twice in one morning. Blocked it, but sounds like they'll change the prefix if they can't get through. Ugh.

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  • March 5, 2015 at 1:06 PM by an anonymous user from Burlingame, California, United States

    just got the call from 703-828-0417

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  • March 2, 2015 at 4:57 PM by an anonymous user from Brentwood, New York, United States

    Received calls from phone number 718-713-8226 almost every half hour about 7 times from automated (man) message to call him back claiming this is the IRS audit department saying "this is the IRS tax audit department call back immediately or have your attorney call or I wish you good luck we have your name regarding tax fraud we have a notice with your your name regarding tax fraud.

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  • March 2, 2015 at 3:24 PM by an anonymous user from Elko, Minnesota, United States

    received a call from a automated women voice threatening a final notice from the IRS for a lawsuit. Called them back at #360 362 4254. The call came from #723 595 6594.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 10:17 PM by an anonymous user from Mount Juliet, Tennessee, United States

    Got the automated call, woman's voice identified herself as being from "Internal Revenue Services", final notice, prosecution, yada yada.told to call back 202-239-6307. Bull.

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  • February 10, 2015 at 5:35 PM by an anonymous user from Sanford, Maine, United States

    Received a voicemail this afternoon from supposedly an IRS employee with strong accent saying that if I didn't call 929-800-4572, the 'cops' would be at my door tomorrow.

    I didn't return the call. I really don't think the IRS are going to call the local police 'cops.'

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  • February 6, 2015 at 9:14 AM by an anonymous user from Hamilton, Ohio, United States

    Received a phone call from 804-829-0433 demanding payment of $3200 and papers will be filed in my County Clerks office, or it would possible cost me up to $75,000 if I did not.

    I hung up immediately.

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  • January 28, 2015 at 2:33 PM by an anonymous user from Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I have received two calls from 202-596-1241. They left a message stating they were with the IRS & I had three federal warrants for my arrest ... Called the number & it was a strange message, Google customer is unavailable leave a message.

    I looked up the number & scam & up this came. I have since blocked the number.

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  • January 23, 2015 at 2:59 PM by an anonymous user from Overton, Nevada, United States

    We received a call today from (202) 596-1241 stating we owed back taxes from 2008 and that they wanted the name of our attorney because of our failure to pay.

    He said his name was Sam Anderson from the office of Ben Lopez, badge # C6013109.

    He had our mailing address and said he had tried to contact us multiple times.

    He asked if we wanted to settle it now or take it to court.

    Luckily my husband recognized this as a SCAM.

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  • January 15, 2015 at 4:32 PM by an anonymous user from Pflugerville, Texas, United States

    Received call two days in a row wanting me to call 274-302-5830.

    Message was similar to some below...telling me I would be sued by IRS.

    They must be using a new number as this one was not listed in any of the complaints below.

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  • January 7, 2015 at 12:47 PM by an anonymous user from Santa Clara, California, United States

    I did get scammed for$200.00. The name given was Steve Evans badge number.936258.
    phone number (202) 759-1819

    Lois Fleiner
    (510) 524-9455

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  • December 12, 2014 at 8:47 PM by an anonymous user from Macon, Georgia, United States

    I got a call from 202-657-6460 saying this was my final notice and IRS was suing me.

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  • December 5, 2014 at 10:43 AM by an anonymous user from Brecksville, Ohio, United States

    Just received a phone call (no one identified themselves) and that they have been trying to reach me (???). They never said who they were calling for! They said this was my final notice and that a lawsuit is being filed. Gave 202 657-6092 to call.

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    • December 8, 2014 at 10:16 AM by an anonymous user from Ashburn, Virginia, United States

      I too received a call with this same call back number. Claimed they were the Internal Revenue Services. The IRS is not plural.

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      • January 8, 2015 at 2:19 PM by an anonymous user from Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

        Yes, I also got the same fraudulent call from this number.

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  • November 29, 2014 at 12:45 PM by an anonymous user from Huntsville, Alabama, United States

    We have received 3 calls this morning already. From the 716-217-2771 number. It is always the same recording of a guy. He threatens and demands that he be called back.

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  • November 21, 2014 at 8:30 AM by an anonymous user from Durham, North Carolina, United States

    from: Durham, North Carolina, United States

    I have just received a phone call at 8:52am claiming to be the IRS using this telephone number 415-234-9613 that I should respond right away before they take action against me. Don't delay. I do believe it is a scam.

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    • November 21, 2014 at 8:40 AM by info

      It is a scam. The IRS will always send taxpayers a written notification of any tax due via the U.S. mail. The IRS never asks for credit card, debit card or prepaid card information over the telephone. For more information or to report a scam, go to www.irs.gov.

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  • November 17, 2014 at 1:53 PM by an anonymous user from New York, United States

    My number is a magic Jack number. I wonder why they're not being prosecuted.

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  • November 6, 2014 at 11:50 AM by an anonymous user from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

    I received a call from 314-302-5930 claiming to be the IRS and they audit us. They claimed my taxes from 2008 to 2013 was entered wrong and we owe them $2,986.73 and if we did not take care of this today, before the call ended we would be prosecuted as well.

    The other number she gave to call back on was 202-864-1179 claiming to be a supervisor and demanding money from us today as well..

    K. Shaffer

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  • November 6, 2014 at 8:16 AM by an anonymous user from Rochester, New York, United States

    I also got an automated call telling me to call back 716-217-2771. This guy was so rude it couldn't have been real.
    Scam for sure. I really hope the police will find this guy before he ruins some innocent person.

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  • November 3, 2014 at 8:42 AM by an anonymous user from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    At the moment they are using a number not posted and it is 716-217-2771

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    • November 25, 2014 at 12:59 PM by an anonymous user from Des Moines, Iowa, United States

      I also received a call from this number claiming to be officer Eric Foster and my lawyer or myself needs to contact him or all he can do is wish me luck on what will unfold on me.

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  • October 18, 2014 at 8:13 AM by an anonymous user from Albany, New York, United States

    I received a call from 202 241 8711, is it scam call?

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    • October 18, 2014 at 10:27 AM by info

      If you receive any phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, asking you to make payments, it is a scam.

      And, if you are uncertain about something, get their(IRS) legitimate telephone number and contact them.

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  • August 27, 2014 at 2:20 PM by an anonymous user from Chicago, Illinois, United States

    I see lots of people getting calls from the same scammers. IRS has issued a warning and gives where to report the incidents.

    It's not hard to find the exact place the people are calling from or where they are located.

    Best to leave it to the government and law enforcement as they build a case.

    If they abuse non suspecting elderly there are different government agencies to report that too.

    Never give personal information over the phone even if there is a legitiment reason.

    Always go to the bank or call the bank, credit union, IRS ... directly.

    If you suspect an account has been compromised then freeze the account, notify the bank and any fraud agencies local and federal.

    Do not open any emails that are just a URL link. Google or use any search engine researh if there are scams or phishing websites with the link. Report this to your provider such as GMAIL, MS Mail...

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  • July 12, 2014 at 3:37 PM by an anonymous user from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States

    Another number that they are calling from is 202-470-2418. Just got the call. Name was obviously fake as the man had a deep accent that I could barely understand and gave the name Officer Mark Johnson.

    Told me I would be arrested for Violation of Federal banking regulations, Theft by deception, Breach of Contract with a federal revenue department and providing a misleading information to government authorities.

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    • July 18, 2014 at 2:37 PM by an anonymous user from Venice, Florida, United States

      I received the same call with the same "charges" pending against me about 2 hours ago. I told him that I knew this was a b.s scam and not to call me any more with this nonsense.

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  • July 8, 2014 at 2:02 PM by an anonymous user from Newark, New Jersey, United States

    I have been getting a recorded call supposedly from an officer at the IRS..I thought this was very strange as the IRS will always notify you by mail..anyway I called the number back and a person with a foreign accent answered and I asked why they were calling my number and he hung up on me...then I called again and got someone else.

    She said there were 2 legal cases against me for tax fraud and that if I didn't pay I could be arrested...she read this whole page of what would happen to me if I didn't pay...so after she was thru reading I said to her what kind of scam is this and she hung up on me....please be aware of this as these scammers sound legitimate....the number they call me from was a Washington number....

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  • March 24, 2014 at 2:33 PM by an anonymous user from San Bruno, California, United States

    I received a call and they told me that IRS filed a lawsuit against me. They wanted me to put the phone on speaker, go to my bank, withdraw cash and then they would tell me what to do next. Otherwise, I would be arrested on Monday. I asked them why is IRS open on a Saturday? The guy cursed me and hung up. Both guys had Indian accent with name "Max Gambler". This number doesn't work at times. Call came from 202-751-2559

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