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Victim Location 94805
Type of a scam Tax Collection

A guy with a thick Indian- or Pakistani-sounding accent called from 206-202-3158 and said he was from the IRS Washington office and that I owed money based on an IRS audit. He connected me to his partner, an SF scam artist, at 415-553-8990, who said I was going to be taken to court next Monday in Sacramento or I could pay the IRS the $3000-plus I owed from the audit today. I COULD ONLY PAY TODAY. He said to meet him at the SF Federal building in a couple of hours or else no deal. I should bring all my tax information from 2009 -2016. I'd be going to court if I declined to meet with him. A lien would be placed on my property and my wages garnished if I did not comply. It was subtle: He couldn't guarantee that my payment posted today would go through since it was so close to the Monday court deadline, when I would be required to make an appearance. But he would see what he could do. Nice touch. Subtle. Convincing.

Right after the call ended, I called the Seattle and the SF police departments and was told this is a frequent scam. It happens all the time. I then called the fictitious Washington IRS agent "Anthony Clark" back and said the police were on there way to arrest him and his scam partner. He replied, "*** *** and *** ***R POLICE!"

He used the name "Anthony Clark." His SF accomplice went by "Simon Matthews." Both names are probably real IRS agents. And the court house I was supposed to meet "Simon" at is in fact the Federal bldg.These guys sounded smart and sophisticated. When I called back 415-553-8990, which is a real IRS phone number, I got a recorded message, seemingly left by a real IRS employee. Apparently, these guys could intercept and reroute incoming calls from the real IRS number and then speak to callers as IRS agents. It was all pretty convincing. One key thing that alerted my suspicions more than anything else was that the SF scammer said the IRS had sent me a letter by mail in December and nothing else since then. I know that's not the IRS's policy. They send multiple letters and then a notice by certified mail if you fail to respond.

One other things. I had been receiving recorded phone messages for months that I was going to be arrested for tax evasion. When I would try and call back, the number was disconnected. This happened 4-6 times over 6 month or so. This makes me believe that this scam is well thought out: build subtle worry or fear of months by calling people for months. Finally, if you (the scammers) reach them less than a week before a federal court summons, they (the honest taxpayers) are going to believe the situation is real and not simply a predatory scam.

Victim Location 43611
Type of a scam Tax Collection

we have received three phone calls so far today on April 4, 2018 by the IRS telling us they have issued a warrant for our arrest call this number now 1-800-717-1593. We have not called it back thinking it is a scam. It is a computer message. We have seen on our local news about this scam or similar scam and they have warned the community telling them that the IRS does not make phone calls.

Victim Location 63119
Type of a scam Debt Collections

I received a couple calls the past few days. One was from this number saying they were from the IRS. There was an automated voice that told me to call this number back or I would have a warrant out for my arrest.

Victim Location 64151
Type of a scam Tax Collection

I did not provide any information. They asked for my name and address and I told them to tell me what it was since they called me. They hung up.

Victim Location 67901
Type of a scam Tax Collection

I received a phone call threatening me about collection. Did not know if anyone had given you the number so here it is. They left voicemail.

Please catch these guys

Victim Location 32526
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Recording stated to call the number provided within 24 hours there is a problem with income taxes

Victim Location 78660
Type of a scam Tax Collection

I received a call from the above-listed number stating that the IRS has filed a Federal Lawsuit against me for Tax Fraud. I was freaking out. The IRS does not call you, they send letters in the mail. PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM!!!!!

Victim Location 95830
Type of a scam Tax Collection

I received several calls threatening me that I have committed tax fraud and an arrest warrant has been issued in my name. However, if I call them back they can help me resolve the issue.

Victim Location 32207
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Consumer was called supposedly by the IRS. Recording stated: taxes are in arrears. Do something before you go to jail.

Caller id showed name: Rodford Smith

Victim Location 78599
Total money lost $89
Type of a scam Tax Collection

On 4/2/2018, there was an amount of $89.00 taken out of my bank account by the IRS (USATaxPymnt). I did not authorize this amount and I contacted the IRS and they stated that they had no record of this transaction. I filed a dispute with my bank regarding the charge and I am pending a response from them. I believe that this is a scam.

Victim Location 33174
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Received a Robo call demanding for me to call them back stating I owed money to the IRS and was threatened arrest.

Victim Location 94533
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Received a phone call saying that there were 4 serious allegations against me in regards to my Income tax filings and i had 24 hours to respond or else I would be taking Into custody by local cops .

Victim Location 78735
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Called and left a voicemail about 4 warrants out for my arrest. Number was busy when I called back.

Victim Location 48823
Type of a scam Tax Collection

This is the second call I've received, though not from the same number. States that there are tax fraud charges against you and to return the call or local "cops" will arrest you. Clearly not a very successful scam because they couldn't afford to hire a proper translator. Many grammatical and word-choice errors.

Victim Location 07747
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Received threatening call stating this business has been trying to contact me (false) and that court actions would be taken. I called the number and was told it was the IRS (again false). The IRS doesn't make telephone calls to a million tax payers. This has to stop , these robo-calling thieves.

Victim Location 32506
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Female voice, calls continuous in the afternoon with a scare tactic of my being arrested by local cops if I do not return call within 24 hours, or make restitution on a tax claim.

Victim Location 31008
Type of a scam Tax Collection

I Am A Older Woman Who Was Approached Over The Telephone By The IRS. I Don't Pay Taxes!!!!!!!! So I Knew That This Was A Rip Off. Please B Careful Of Any Offers or Scams With The "IRS" especially Since It's Tax Time

Victim Location 33435
Type of a scam Phishing

"Investigation teem the IRS . We just have received a notification regarding your tax filings from the headquarters witch will get expired in the next 24 working hours at once it get expired after that you will be taken under custody by the local cops as there are four serious allegation pressed on your name at the moment. We would request you to get back to us so we can discuss about this case before taken any legal action against you . The number to reach us is 631 609- 8949. I repeat 631 609 8949 Thank you "

VOICE MAIL RECEIVED: April 2- 2018

Victim Location 63129
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Received 2 recorded calls on Apr 2, one at 10:37 AM and another at 12:25 PM CST. Call stated that a law suit has been filed against us by IRS because they haven't been able to reach us. Asked for us to call number - *** ASAP. We hung up both times.

Victim Location 32119
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Was called and told I wrongfully filed for tax year 2013. I said to them you must have the wrong number because I was not old enough to file then. I gave my address to check if that was the right person they were contacting because I did not know, that's when I was told it was for 2017-2018 tax year. Finally I caught on that this was probably a scam and hung up. I am quite shaken about this because I gave my address without knowing who they were and now they have more information on me.

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