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Victim Location 85122
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Got a call that the government was after me from a automated voice. Did answer and I won't be calling back.

Victim Location 63385
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Received a phone call at 8:18AM on 07/18 from 877-652-6456 said there was an error in my IRS tax information and to call back right away. I did not call back.

Victim Location 60067
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Got a call twice yesterday from 936-333-4382. Google says it's located in TX. Message says they are aware that a case against me has been filed by the IRS. I know it's a scam, but I called them just to hassle them. A male voice answered, and it had a foreign accent. He said he was in WDC. I can't believe anyone would believe a telephone call about an IRS issue. I never gave him a chance to find out what he wanted from me.

Victim Location 48135
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Man with Indian accent calls himself "Steve Martin" executing an inforcement action by the US Treasury. Refusing to call back is an effort to avoid prosecution for a federal criminal offense.

Victim Location 28078
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Two different numbers called stating I was being sued by IRS- I did not answer nor did I return the calls.

404-891-0341 - 7/9/2016

302-256-0559- 7/8/2016

Victim Location 30557
Type of a scam Tech Support

Using my computer, checking email, late night 7-5-16, about to log off when a popup alert filled the screen, warning me of a breach. There were 2 error codes. A smaller popup appeared which warned me not to shut down my computer or my files could be damaged or lost, and/or my computer could be damaged. There was a number to call for help: 855-309-0298. I was too drowsy to call last night, so I turned down the volume on my speakers (loud buzzing/popping accompanied message) and went to bed. It wasn't until tonight (7-6-16) that I took the time to call, knowing I would likely need to allow at least 30 minutes for a tech call. After almost an hour of messing around with odd directives, he decided I needed a "Level 7" tech, but they would charge me $100. I told him I would just have to do without a computer and hung up. In retrospect, I do not remember how he answered the phone, if there was a company name or just "IT department."

Victim Location 66111
Type of a scam Other

I received a letter in the mail saying welcome home. My husband and I just moved. It says that they have been unable to contact me and to contact them in the next 7 days and that they have a "parcel." They list their hours and to call today and contact Marilyn. The phone number listed was 913-768-0848 and the parcel number is 701 397. The envelope does not have a return address nor a business name. I googled the number and the first link that came up was a blog with many comment about it possibly being a scam and that it has been going on since 2010. There were a few comments from Kansas with the same story. Some asked if they were recognized from the ScamPulse.com and they said we won't bother you anymore.

Victim Location 76543
Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I was selling a desk on craigslist. A few hours after I activated it, I get a text from 917-725-7305. I provide my address so he can send a check. A few days later, I received the check for around 3,900 dollars (desk was only for 200 dollars). The envelope came from California, but the check was from Florida. After I texted the person I had received the check, he contacted me, but I did not connect the number with the text until I hung up on him. He was foreign, and very difficult to understand. The following day, he texted, wanting me go to go the closest Bank of America (July 2, 2016). I asked him about the moving company that he wanted to go through, but he never gave a straight answer, so I told him that the deal is off. I gave the check to my mother who works for a bank, but the check can be retrieved if it is needed.

Victim Location 85045
Type of a scam Debt Collections

I missed a call from the above phone number. When I listened to a voice message left by them it said that "this is a second attempt to contact me regarding impending legal action by a federal grand jury. If I do not call them back, the legal action will proceed and good luck". I called the number back three times and asked the person who answered "what company do you work for" and all three times they hung up on me. I called back a fourth time and a different person answered, all have foreign accents, and he said he worked for "the US justice department". I then asked him his name and he returned the question and said " no, what's your name?" I responded by saying, "if you really worked for the U.S. justice dept, you should be able to tell me your name", at which time he hung up on me. This is clearly a scam of some sort. I did not provide them any personal information but they were clearly trying to gain info. Please look into this phone number. Thank you

Victim Location 70508
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Wanted me to go to a western union and wire $160 (IRS fee) in order to claim a $950,000 prize that I supposedly won randomly from the preferred shopper programs at stores like Walgreens, Walmart, Kmart, etc. He gave a name of Bobby. Spoke VERY broken english. Caller ID said Kingston, JA. Gave me a bunch of bogus numbers to make me think it was legitimate. And told me that the call was 100% legitimate, even being monitored by the FBI and IRS.

Victim Location 63301
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Had 2 different robo calls that left threating voice mails.

First one told me I had Federal Warrants issued and I was going to be picked up by the local sheriff if I did not respond in the next 2 hours.

The second one told me that the IRS was taking me to court and I need to call the IRS service center at a phone number. Another scam.

The IRS sends notices in the mail.

Victim Location 60441
Type of a scam Government Grant

I have been receiving calls from an unknown number for the past couple of days. Finally, I picked up the phone and it was a man with an accent explaining that I had been chosen due to me not having a criminal record and being a good citizen for a government grant from the Federal Business Bureau. I was going to be able to get granted $9,000 once I called another number and received a verification code to go to Western Union and give $290, which I would get instantly back after 15 minutes. I repeatedly told the caller that I believed this was a scam and wanted no part of it. I asked for my number to be taken off of their phone list and it was not because they called me again. I questioned and questioned them to where they were getting aggravated and making it sound like it was stupid for not understanding. I asked why I was just hearing about this now and why there was no paper trail. I had not received anything in the mail that proved to have some sort of legitimacy. I did not give them any kind of information and am expecting them to call back tomorrow, to where I am going to give them a very strong piece of my mind.

Victim Location 01013
Type of a scam Phishing

A man called left message saying he is calling because a complaint was filed against my husband and they need his where abouts asap. Or they will file charges with court?? People have been complaining of threats with this number!!!

Victim Location 15206
Type of a scam Credit Repair/Debt Relief

Please note: I do not have any contact information for the company, as the agent I spoke to refused to provide it. All I have is the number I received a call from.

I received a call from 207-291-1091, which was an automated message asking if I was interested in a lower credit card rate, and to press "1" to connect to an operator. I typically do talk to an operator so I can be removed from the mailing list.

The person who answered (did not provide a name) and asked if I was interested in finishing steps to reduce my credit card interest rate. I asked for the company name, and they said the 'Visa/MasterCard company'. This sounded fake, so I said that I was already working on reduced interest rates with my existing company - *** *** - and asked if that's where they were calling from. The person said no, and I asked to be removed from the mailing list.

The person then immediately became beligerent. He said I was wasting his time and why did I press 1 if I wasn't interested. I said because I wanted to be removed from the mailing list, and the person said he would not take me off the list. I asked to speak to a supervisor, he said he was one. I asked to speak to HIS supervisor, and he said he would not transfer me because I had no manners. I asked him to confirm the name of the company, and instead of providing it, he spelled out "F____ -YOU". I said I would be reporting to the BBB, but since I don't feel I have a true company name, I figured I would start here.

When I call the number back, I get a message that says the call cannot go through.

Victim Location 37188
Type of a scam Travel/Vacations

This was an automated recording of a lady saying I won a free cruise I could have IF i complete a survey.

I'm really tired of getting solicitations on my private cell phone!!!!!!!!

Type of a scam Fake Check/Money Order

I received a text message from a man saying his name is Alexander Gate and he is a chef and is opening a restaurant in Ontario and needs a website designed. I sent him a quote via email and he responded that he would like to pay via credit card, I requested a deposit and he agreed and then said he would like to pay me $4100 by credit card, $1500 for a deposit and the rest to be forwarded on to his content writer as he is not able to process credit card payments. I am sure this is a scam, but I do not want to turn away legitimate business if it is not, is there any safe way to proceed and still protect myself?

Victim Location 29715
Total money lost $1,500
Type of a scam Tech Support

scareware popup claiming to be Microsoft support, ask user to call 702-967-0821, remote into computer and perform fake virus scan, ask for confidential financial information, ask to be paid $1500 to fix.

Victim Location 99352
Type of a scam Phishing

Automated message from this number to our home phone stating to avoid prosecution please call them as soon as possible and then their phone number, then repeated their phone number and urged us to respond.

We're on all the Do Not Call lists, plus it's odd that this is on the other side of the USA from where we live. Message did urge you to call, but am not sure if they were after money or not. Tired of these scammers! Although we were targeted, we did not pursue it any further.

Victim Location 81210
Type of a scam Debt Collections

Phone number called and said it was the irs, this was the final warning about the suit filed against me. At 6:30 in the morning. So obnoxious.

Victim Location 41139
Type of a scam Other

A man with an obvious accent left a message which says: "This requires your serious attention, ignoring this message will an intentional second attempt to avoid an appearance before the magistrate judge of the grand jury for a federal criminal offense". "I advise you to cooperate with us". They left a number to cal back: 559-236-3191. This is a California number and they called a KY number at about 9:30 am eastern time.

Most likely this is an attempt to take money from us. We did not nor will not send anything or give any information to this person or organization.

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