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Friday, October 11, 2013

Beware of "IRS Investigative Bureau" Phone Call Scam from (415),(347) ,(716) , (206), (425) and other area codes!

Several clients and numerous other people around the country have been getting calls from people claiming to be the the IRS "Investigative Bureau" from 415-484-2132 and 415-484-8341 in San Francisco and Chicago 347-559-7963 and many other phone numbers and area codes - see the comments section's below for many other phone #'s. Almost universally, these phone calls come from people with strong accents  (Middle Eastern sounding) with very Americanized names like "Daniel Robinson" for example.  They threaten the callers to "pay" or "face imprisonment" and many other tales which you can also see below in the Comment's section.  

These telemarketers are so misinformed they have been calling during the government shutdown (in which the IRS is closed).  You gotta wonder who these people are:  Al Qaeda?  Our understanding is that the IRS on to these people and slowly but surely they'll be stopped.  But for now :  they are truly scaring people.  In many instances, they are asking people to send them them money/the taxes due OR ELSE!

A client today told me her experience today:

"A Middle Eastern man claiming to be Daniel Robinson called me from 415-484-2132 and they told her they were the "IRS Investigative Bureau" -- they told her to call them back immediately at 415-484-2132 and ask for Kenneth Webster -- you must know that you are in serious delinquency and we will expect to have your case before the magistrate by Monday." 

GOOD NEWS - 10/29/13 -- our understanding is that the IRS is investigating this SCAM. So we're hopeful it will be shutdown soon! - IRS update  is HERE

You can see more on this scam reporting thread : HERE
(I think this scam has already shut down the 8341 line - above.)

If your case is currently not collectible with the IRS or you have handled your tax situation - no worries - you can ignore these scammers.  If you do have a tax problem that you need analyzed by a tax professional, call us at WATAX.COM at 1-888-282-4697.

108 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just received a call from 415-662-8387, people claiming to be the the IRS "Investigative Bureau" but when I mentioned the FBI they hung up.

Anonymous said...

Received two calls from the same number 415-662-8387 in the last two days..same message IRS. Didn't answer they left message for immediate return call, which I didn't since the idiot was calling for someone who had the phone number before me. Blocked the call. Also filed complaint with IRS and Do Not Call Registry. Punks ought to be water-boarded.

Anonymous said...

Just received a call from 415-662-8387. San Franciso area. The heavy accent was an immediate red flag. His name was Ricky Johnson. Yeah right... Said he was from the tax litigation department and I was in deficiency. HA HA good one. When I asked for his Employee ID # he said he didn"t have one...HA HA ! all fed employees have an ID #. Further, they very rarely call on the phone, but if they do it'a always preceded by way too many threatening letters. I mentioned the word "fraud" and he hung up. This is a very un-imaginative scam. Just tell em to jump off the Golden Gate bridge..

Anonymous said...

You can add 3479267026 to that list.

(for internet search purposes:
(347)967-7026
(347) 967-7026
347-926-7026)

Anonymous said...

I am an attorney and my client got series of phone calls ( from a Mr. Justin Black). My client asked me to call back, the return number is 347-926-7026. I called back and when I told them I was an attorney they got my first name (didn't appear to care about my last name)took my number and said the IRS would contact me directly. Scam.

Jay Freeborne - Tax Resolution Issues said...

A Harry Morgan called my client also from this number:

530 238 5813

Anonymous said...

I got a call today from 415-662-8387.

Thanks very much for the heads up.

Anonymous said...

This is still happening I just received a call - apparently I am going to jail tomorrow

Anonymous said...

We received calls over the last couple days from (415)662-8387 - according to the guy, the local law enforcement was coming in on Monday to serve my husband the affidavit and arrest him for criminal violation to the IRS - my hubs got a real kick out of it, I was less than amused - I punched the number into the search engine and found this and am glad I did!! Hope they get caught real soon!!

Anonymous said...

I came home from the Thanksgiving holiday to find a message left from the tax litigation division of the IRS. The agent Alex Cook suggested it would be unwise to disregard the message, and my attorney or I should call back as soon as possible. No prior communication by mail... a call the day after Thanksgiving... Hummm. I called (415) 662-8387 this morning (Monday) and asked what middle initial they had for me. They couldn't answer the question, and said I would be receiving something in the mail very soon that would explain everything. Click.

Anonymous said...

They just called me 4156628387 heavy eastern europe accent complete bs I told them wrong number then he threatened me with this is the IRS with serious matter and am I sure this is the wrong number I said yup wrong number clickkkk

Anonymous said...

Received a scam call from 347 area code this morning. Person posing as federal criminal investigation said that there was a warrant for our arrest for non payment of taxes and if we don't pay right now, there will be a police car at our door within 30 mins with an arrest warrant. Of course I knew this was a scam and asked this man to send the info by postal mail, hung up and called our police dept. The accent was pure American and I could hear many more people in the background making similar calls.

Richard S said...

Received two calls from the same number 415-662-8387. He had a very heavy Mid-Eastern accent.
I hung up on him as he asked me for my attorneys phone number. He called back, insisting on this info and after I asked him who he represented, I told him he was full of SH__! and hung up.
He then called up and left a message that I'm going to jail.

dodger said...

Just received a call this morning from 716-217-0890. Said IRS Investigative Bureau and asked me to call back as "it was in my best interest"....lol. And he "wished me well if I chose NOT to call back". SCAM SCAM SCAM! Heavy Indian voice man.

Anonymous said...

Justin Black @ 347-926-7026 has left at least 5-6 messages on my home phone (which I seldom check) which said he was with Legal Affairs and they had an enforcement action against me & I or my attorney need to call back immediately because it was very serious. He ended with "have a blessed day."

duffy mcgilligan said...

Just received several calls from "John Smith" at 415-662-8387 - I googled the number and found this blog - guy had a heavy Indian or middle eastern accent - I asked him to stop calling me or I'll call the police - they haven't called back since.

Anonymous said...

This is the second call I got from 415-662-8387. The first call was left as a voicemail. I could barely understand the message and accidentally deleted the message. I thought this very odd coming from the UNITED STATES IRS. I just got another call asking me to call back the same number he called from. I asked if there was an 800 number. He said have a good day. I'm glad I google searched the number. Several indication made me believe this is a scam.

Jay Freeborne - Tax Resolution Issues said...

The latest guy call a client was a Justin Johnson at phone 415 691 4288. I also talked to someone at the IRS and they are trying to crack down on this. I have yet to find anyone that has been victimized by them. But you know they are they out there. If you were victimized, please call me - I can get you the IRS people trying to resolve this.

Anonymous said...

Please add 347-559-7963 tovvthe IRS scammer list

Shaista Souri said...

Received a call from a "mark" with a heavy accent at 347-559-7963 today asking to call back and do not disregard or legal action will be taken blah blah. Called back and no menu prompt or automated system or even a voicemail... Just rang few times and soon after it beeped as if to leave a mesg. Had a feeling it's a scam and glad the previous comments confirmed it.

Anonymous said...

Received a call from a "mark" with a heavy accent at 347-559-7963 today asking to call back and do not disregard or legal action will be taken blah blah. Called back and no menu prompt or automated system or even a voicemail... Just rang few times and soon after it beeped as if to leave a mesg. Had a feeling it's a scam and glad the previous comments confirmed it.

Anonymous said...

I got one today too. Indian accent called himself Bryan and his # (530)231-4700
Left me a long threatening message that they will take legal action against me and will freeze my property, my assets... etc. if I don't call and take care of income issues???? barley understood his words!
Not sure why I got that call but I ignored it ...totally scam!!!

Anonymous said...

Same here
The guy asked to call Dan Morrison @ 347-457-3869

Anonymous said...

Just received a call from heavy accented fellow, #415-223-1186, informing me that a warrant was out for my arrest unless I rectified my tax issue of nearly $7,000.

I start probing him, asking him specifics. He then starts talking ish to me about my bank accounts being frozen and going to jail for mandatory sentence of 6 months. He was so aggressive, I was sure this was a scam.

After I hung up on him mid threat, I searched "IRS Scam area code 415" and the page lit up with results.

I may have been born yesterday, but I wasn't born last night.

Anonymous said...

Add 415-223-1365 to the scam numbers as well. Had a message left for me today and they even had my first name wrong! Said they were from the "tax litigation department."

Anonymous said...

I received phone call from 530-231-4700 Roney Canan... same message of IRS...Just tell them that you knew about IRS phone call Scam...

Anonymous said...

Watch out for 415.223.1365. Claiming there is a warrant out on my wife for back taxes and wanted our attorney's name. I googled the phone number and came up with Pac-West Telecom, it's a landline in San Rafael, California, 94912.

Anonymous said...

Just got a call from 415-230-2722 telling me something very similar. When I asked for his physical address he asked me why. I told him my attorney wants to send you something. He hung up on me and the number is not working anymore.

Anonymous said...

Got a call from (415) 230-2722 "Investigations Bureau". My wife gave me the message and when I called back, they had my town wrong. They hung up while I was still talking.

Anonymous said...

Got a message from (415) 230-2722, Blaine Johnson. When I called back, they had my town wrong. The girl hung up while I was still asking them questions.

Anonymous said...

Received a call from 415-230-2668 from San Francisco area code. Person had a heavy Indian accent and left a nasty message of legal threats.

Anonymous said...

Just received a call from John Smith at 585-697-3455, from Rochester, New York. Person has a heavy Indian accent. He said IRS Investigative Bureau needs to know about our tax issue and wanted our attorney's name. We asked many questions, and he gave us his agent ID 11079410 and his boss name Mr. Marc Victor. When we asked his physical address he hung up.

Anonymous said...

Just received a call yesterday (1/7/2014) from 415-230-2722 from a heavily accented voice saying she was calling from IRS. I was almost going to call them back but thought I'd first Google this number and then came across your Web site and info about this scam. When I listened to their voicemail again, certain words seemed a bit too casual to be from the IRS and also the accent was so heavy I couldn't make out some words she said, including her name. She did say "don't try to disregard this call" and threatened "legal" something. Glad I checked this phone number out first. Jay - Thanks for posting this info! I'm sure this is helping a lot of folks across the country.

Anonymous said...

i just received a call from IRS agent, his name is Jason Smith (585) 697-2455. he asked me to call back. it looks like he is calling from a call center. he did ask me call back ASAP to fix the tax problem. just googled and found this site. i just checked IRS site also. "http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Warns-of-Pervasive-Telephone-Scam". i am planning to call IRS IGs office and report this scam.

Anonymous said...

I got a call from 206-436-4231 today from a man with heavy accent that I couldn't get the name, it sounded something like a Butler. I called back and his voicemail say Mark Watson and his mailbox is full!

Anonymous said...

Another name and number here. Mark Watson. 206-436-4231. Same story about the IRS, warrant, impending arrest etc.

The perp had a thick accent (Indian/Middle Eastern?). His bluff was quite convincing. Had me going for a few mins. He had my full name and correct address. Gave me a badge number and a case number too.

Finally I told him I have his voice recorded and submitting to FBI for a pattern match.

Good luck and watch out for these scum bags!

Anonymous said...

Just received a call from 425-209-1033 that there is a deficiency and a miscalculation on my last year W2 that I filed.
That thick middleeastern type of an accent mentioned that I should call 425-209-1033 (it was the same number that had called me) and talk to Mr. Cann Peterson. When I asked on the first same guy as to what exactly is the issue, he told me that he was allowed only to inform of the issues and I should talk to Peterson to get more details. He said if Peterson is busy, call him again later and talk to him.
I know, IRS does not give such instructions to talk to individuals and they send mails.
This is just a scam. You may please add this number 425-209-1099 to this list of scammers.

Anonymous said...

Add another number to the list 415-323-1082.

The call connection was very bad with echos and it seems the female voice had some accent. She asked me to call back 415-323-1082 and ask for Michael carter. When I called that number I got a voice mail with a different extension.

Anonymous said...

Received a call this morning - couldnt pick the call and this guy left a VM. Thick accent, called him self Ricky Johnson and said he was calling from the Tax litigation Dept. Asked me to call back immediately at 415 322 1145 and that I was in serious trouble with regard to my taxes. Glad I searched the internet and found this page.

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Patrick Ny said...

Get a call from 607-323-3064 saying that I am under investigation by the IRS and may lose my house, assets, bank accounts etc.

Anonymous said...



Received a call on 1/29/2014 - couldnt pick the call and this guy left a VM. Thick accent, called him self Sam Taylor and said he was calling from the Tax litigation Dept. Asked me to call back immediately at 415 322 1145 and that they found a major discrepancy with regard to my taxes & also referred a case #. I called them back twice & it went to voice mail for extension 3019. I am happy that I searched the internet and found this page.

Anonymous said...

Received two calls from IRS investigative dept. Michael Clark IRS ID 07321 - heavy accent - telling me to call Keneth Webster his supervisor regarding my tax problem at 415-324-2056. It is urgent, otherwise IRS can come and arrest me!

Anonymous said...

You can add ph# 716-259-2908 to the scam list. Received two phone calls approx 30min apart. It was a recorded message from a man with heavy indian / middle eastern accent, stating it was officer Adam Scott w/ the IRS, & that I needed to call above # back immediately. Stated I was in trouble w/ my taxes & that if I failed to call back, be prepaired to "suffer the consequences that would come down" LOL : ) Total scam!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Add Éric Jones 415 251 7622 Éric Jones, same threatening words, middle eastern accent & also à ref number!!! I called the complaint Line of IRS & filed à complaint.

Anonymous said...

NY Area: 607-323-3064.

Just received a call from Jerry Brown who couldn't tell me which IRS branch office he was calling from. I then spoke with Stephen Martin who also would not give me their office location so I could look it up on the IRS website and call back.

After a few minutes of polite insistence from my end "Stephen" became really frustrated and said "we are not here to answer your questions!" and hung up. Both Jerry Brown and Stephen Martin had strong Indian accents. I have submitted a complaint to the FTC.

NOTE: When I asked for a supervisor's name I was given Damon Martin. A quick lookup shows this is the name of a real IRS employee.

Anonymous said...

I received the same type of call from ph# 716-259-2908. I received two phone calls approx 30min apart. It was a message from a man with heavy accent stating that he was officer Adam Scott with the IRS and that I needed to call the above number back immediately. He stated that I was in trouble with my taxes and that if I failed to call back, he was sorry for what was going to happen to me. Don't fall for these scams!

Anonymous said...

I received 3 calls today from 415 251 7622 - Said they were IRS and will see us in court! Foreign accent and cursing on the third call - angry I had hung up on him! I've reported to the Federal Trade Commission and initiated fraud protection from Trans Union Credit Bureau.

Anonymous said...

Received the same type of call from ph# 716-259-2908. It was a message from a man with heavy accent (though definitely not an Indian accent as mentioned in the earlier post)stating that he was officer Adam Scott with the IRS and that I needed to call the above number back immediately. He stated that I was in trouble with my taxes and that if I or my attorney failed to call back, he was sorry for what was going to happen to me.

Anonymous said...

A couple of days ago, I got a phone message from an "Officer" Adam Scott asking me to immediately call 716-259-2908. He said he was from "the IRS.... the Internal Revenue Service". He wanted me or my attorney to contact him and not ignore him, or we would suffer the consequences. I do not know what type of accent he had. It was definitely not Middle Eastern, as someone suggested earlier. I immediately smelled a rat, and I am disappointed that I cannot find any place on the official IRS pages to report phone abuse.

Anonymous said...

6073233064 no. calls//These are crude trash of punjabi origin. i shouted to them in their language and he blurted out in punjabi also.someone ....hope this is useful to you to catch them but they are in India most likely.

Anonymous said...

Here is another one from some "Tax litigation Dept": 415-251-6327.

Anonymous said...

Received a call this morning and was told there was an "an issue with my name with my taxes." Caller had thick accent and told me to call the investigation officer "Kevin Brown" at 571-207-0690. Red flag went up quickly. The original called then called me back 3 minutes later to ask if I had called Kevin Brown yet. I told him to stop calling.

Anonymous said...

I have received phone call today from 415-251-3754 claiming that they are from IRS Investigation department and wanted me to contact this number and talk to Kenneth Webster immediately to resolved my tax issue. This scam is still going on...

Anonymous said...

My Wife received a call from "IRS", asking her to call investigator Kenneth Webber at 415 251 3754.

Anonymous said...

got a call from the same dude #206 436-4231 saying from IRS, googled it found this blog and then I called him saying I am from the IRS and then he hung up, no fun man...called him few more time keeps hung up on me?

Anonymous said...

I had 6 messages, all left on 2/7/14, from 9:35 am t0 5:22 pm, that fit the description on this post. I saved all messages on my machine and hope to share it with authorities. The first number used was 530-208-9859. According to reverse phone lookup, it came from South Lake Tahoe, CA. The others referred me to 866-307-7745. I couldn't understand the name on the first message, but it sounded something like Derek Miller. The remaining 5 messages used the name David Jones. Interestingly enough, the accent became less difficult to understand with each phone call, so the caller was improving his English speaking skills over time.

Anonymous said...

Also received similar call from 607-323-3064. They threaten that legal action will be taken if we do not cooperate, and keep calling back even though I threaten that they have been reported to the agencies.

Anonymous said...

"David Brown" from "IRS" called here too
607-323-3064

Anonymous said...

I received a call on my cell phone with a caller ID of "0000" and they left a voicemail in a heavily accented English (sounded vaguely Indian or Middle Eastern) and claimed they were Sam Taylor with a similar tax-related issue. Yeah, good one, buddy. At least they're apparently getting smarter and blocking the originating number.

Anonymous said...

I received a call from david johnson (415) 952-1103
(415)251-3754 telling they work for Investigation Bureau and I have to pay back taxes that I owe to IRS.

And they said I have to call back before any legal action take place.


February 12,2014

Anonymous said...

add 915-317-4924 Blaine Johnson to the list. My business partner got the call today.

Anonymous said...

Got call from 415 251-4974
David Clark

Anonymous said...

Got a call from (202)-800-8485. However, I did not knew about this scam and got into the thick of it. I want to spread the word so that these spineless leeches do not bother anybody else. I never harmed anyone my whole life and I think god is testing me through these hard times.

Foot print in the sand. I survived the day, now have to think back how to help others. Hopefully others will learn from it.

Anonymous said...

My sister just called me and told my dad basically gave someone under this scam 5k. I don't know the entire details but the person was asking for more money but my sister called me and I told my dad to go and report it to the police instead, explaining to him it was a scam. He's a 55 ish and doesn't use the computer so knowing something like this just terrified him enough to do as the person said without actually looking into it, including asking me.

What can he do at this point?

Jay Freeborne - Tax Resolution Issues said...

A division of the IRS called TIGTA is managing the investigation of this IRS scam. I have been emailing them at Complaints@tigta.treas.gov If you have been a victim of this scam , I suggest you do the same.

Anonymous said...

I received a call from one Mr. Rony Kenneth at Investigation bureau of IRS. # was 530-876-6477.
According to him, they were going to start a legal allegation (:-))against me. There were a bunch of red flags in the message.

Hey Sis said...

I just received a call from a man with a heavy middle eastern accent 415.251.3851 who told me I was in big trouble with the IRS and that a case was being filed against me. He said I needed to call agent Kenneth Webster to get the details about this case. When questioned about his agent number and supervisor's name, branch office and department code he became belligerent and told me that if I didn't want to end up in jail I needed to call Webster right now. When I called the number it was an automated voice mail that stated the recipient was not available and the voice mail box was full.

Anonymous said...

I did receive a call today from a person named Mark Watson also, at (206) 436-4708, who claimed to be from IRS. He called regarding my father, claiming he has an arrest warrant. I said arrest warrant for what, he just hang up. He for sure was not from around here. The accent he had was (Indian) most likely. I believe he is using phone numbers but he might not even be in the US. Be Careful providing confidential, personal information.

Anonymous said...

I recevied a voice mail from Alan Cooper from 530-876-6477 telling me he was from the IRS and legal action was talking place and to please call him asap..he had a very heavy accent.

Anonymous said...

I just received a similar call from 347 area code and when I called back indicating that my attorney is here he hung up

Anonymous said...

Just received a same phone call from 347-501-5184 and left a message saying to they are from IRS and the agents name is John Smith to call them back immediately as this is an urgent tax issue if not resolve could lead to some horrific legal action against me and asked me to call back 347-817-7700. Just wanted to add these numbers to the list.

California said...

They are also calling from 415 251-6162 Before they start their fake threats, ask them to verify you as the person they are calling. Simply ask for your date of birth and SS#. The real IRS has that info and would reveal that. However these thugs will hang up! Dont feed into their threats. Tell them that you are reporting them to the FBI.

California said...

This is a number they call from as well 415-251-6162

Anonymous said...

My father started receiving calls from this number:415-251-6162. English being my father second language, he was the prime target for these guys. They told him that he owed taxes and if didn't comply then his green card would be revoked. To their surprise, my father asked them to meet him in person or send a official letter. After this, they told him that he would get a call back. Couple of days later they call. Luckily, I answered the phone and they asked if we had a lawyer and I told them yes. Then they wanted the lawyers phone number, so I gave them the Non-emergency number to our local police station.

Anonymous said...

My father started receiving calls from this number:415-251-6162. English being my father second language, he was the prime target for these guys. They told him that he owed taxes and if didn't comply then his green card would be revoked. To their surprise, my father asked them to meet him in person or send a official letter. After this, they told him that he would get a call back. Couple of days later they call. Luckily, I answered the phone and they asked if we had a lawyer and I told them yes. Then they wanted the lawyers phone number, so I gave them the Non-emergency number to our local police station.

Anonymous said...

Just received a call from 415-251-9096, from someone claiming to be Kevin Brown with the IRS Investigations Division. He told me to call 415-251-9096 and ask for Kenneth Webster, who could tell me more about our case. I called, and a woman, whose name I didn't write down, talked to me about owing money immediately and did I have a lawyer? I lost my temper and yelled at her and she hung up. Reported to the IRS. Beware.

Anonymous said...

Add 415-506-2511 to the list

Anonymous said...

They are in violation of several federal and Texas laws (since the 915 is a Texas area code). If anyone has an address they gave to obtain payment, Please let me know. I want to talk to the IRS and get to the bottom of this. They also threatened with criminal action; specifically to have us arrested with in the next 30 minutes

Anonymous said...

i'm so glad i googled the name mark watson and officer white....got a call from 206-436-4708 with a call back # 206-436-4144....same story....heavily accented man etc....fucking assholes...just in time for the tax season too! beware people!!!

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Anonymous said...

Add 206-436-4774 Joan Peterson...to the list

Anonymous said...

Received a phone call from 415-690-1141 An individual with a east indie accent claiming tax deficiencies and made a request to call a James Anderson at 415-251-4089 to resolve the issues. Knew it was a scam from the beginning because they got the name wrong. Returned the call and told them I was calling the FBI and they hung up.

Anonymous said...

Add 415-251-4089 James Anderson

Anonymous said...

Another moron: Mark Anderson 206-436-4144. Beware. Could someone shut them down?

Anonymous said...

Got a voicemail this morning from 415-251-6162. Couldn't understand some of it and didn't bother due to the threats leveled. No reputable organization makes such threats to innocent people.

Anyway, most of us can identify a scam but what about the less fortunate in our society? Does anyone know what is being done to stop this and bring justice to these cretins?

I see that prior posters have suggested reporting this to the FTC, FBI, etc., but obviously, that didn't do much good since I just got the call.

I would love to hear about any effective means to convict these lowlifes.

Anonymous said...

its a scam, Caller ID 206-436-4774 Seattle WA claims to be from IRS "Investigative Bureau"

Anonymous said...

they are in full swing today.. the 206/seattle number just called for the husband.. told them they were being traced and reported to the FBI and IRS, and the "Indian voice" David Smith hung up.

Anonymous said...

#206 seattle called again for my husband. I said they were being traced this time and the IRS and the FBI was involved. David Smith (Indian voice) immediately hung up.

Anonymous said...

I had a call from 206-436-4774 saying he is from the IRS investigative bureau, I called him and left my number, when he called back, I told him that I will call the IRS on him, he hung up directly.

Anonymous said...

I had a call from a Jason Stuart 202-506-9166 IRS investigative bureau telling me not to ignore his call and to return his call before any further legal action is taken. I knew it was a SCAM but tried calling number back the phone just rang and rang no answer no VM. He had heavy accent.

Anonymous said...

We got several messages from 415-251-0522 Michael Daniel and Kenneth Webster. Same story as every one else.

Anonymous said...

I too received a call from a "Chris Harris" informing me that I'm in serious violation of the IRS laws and I could be arrested and taken to prison "as early as tomorrow"! I said, "wow, I can't wait!" and I think that gave them away and he said "have a nice day, sir" and hung up immediately! :)

Anonymous said...

I got a call this morning from 201-436-4144
Saying it was the IRS and wanted to talk to my formar husband.
When I told him how should I trust he was from the IRS working on SATURDAY before 8:00 AM he gave an ID number and his phone number.
I explain that the person didn't live there any longer and he continued insisting I so he is not there at the moment right? It sounded so fishy that I asked him to reapt what I said to him and he was just saying YES, Yes, Yes several times like a dumb machine. I hang up on him!

Anonymous said...

These people are not even in the US, they use a magic jack to fake a call like it's made from 415 area code , very heavy accent and the IRS most of the time will send a mail to make sure you are getting the message , these idiots don't even know where the IRS building is located in San Fran or anywhere else in the US for that matter , I bet a million dollar that they don't even know what IRS stands for .

Anonymous said...

Just received a call from 415-251-9114 Shaun Handley. Wife was in distress, thought I messed up my taxes. Thanks to this blog...was able to calm her down.

Anonymous said...

I received two calls from area code 347 in the last few days, saying it was the IRS calling, and that there would be a lawsuit against me, and they were giving me a last chance to have my attorney call them. A few weeks earlier I had received 3 calls from area code 855. The 347 caller had an accent, but I couldn't identify it. He said his name was Michael (I didn't catch the last name). He sounded very serious and very scary. It is very upsetting even though I pay my taxes regularly. I think last month I got two similar calls from area code 201. May be I should change my phone number? These people are leaving me voice mails and addressing me by my name. It is scary.

Anonymous said...

The phone number that called me today was 347-501-5184. On another website the posters wrote that it's a fraud and should be reported to the police and the FBI. Should I call the IRS instead?

Anonymous said...

received today this following message on my voice mail.
Hello this call is from IRS. That's Internal Revenue Service. The very second you receive this message I need you or your region attorney off record to return the call. The issue at hand is extremely time sensitive you. This is Officer Adams called and my number is 2024590939. Again it's 2024590939. Now don't try to disregard this message and do return the call. If you don't return the call. Are you if I doing PR from your attorney either the only thing I can do is wish you good luck as the situation unfolds on you. Thank you and goodbye.

Anonymous said...

Received a call from 415 251-0522 stating they were from the IRS. When I asked if this was a scam the woman cursed me out and hung up!!!!! Get these scammers before they get to an innocent person!!!!

anonymous said...

I got the call last night from 415-251-0522.called back today and told them that my husband has been hospitalized for 3 months at Johns Hopkins. Still told me that he could be arrested. Did some digging and found out it is a scam. Heartless slime balls. I called them and told them i knew and that they were scum and to stop trying to take hard working peoples money. He laughed and said ok ma'am ill do that,

Anonymous said...

Same story. I got a call from 415.251.8500. She said "do not try to ignore this message". I said why did I not receive a notice in the mail. She said you will get one after you discuss the case. I asked for employee I'd, she did not answer.

Anonymous said...

I got a call 4/7/14: 415-251-8580 investigator name: Jerry Brown. Msg: do not ignore this call important tax deficiecy collection notification. I am calling IRS and reporting scam.

JN said...

Got a call from 206-436-4774, middle eastern accent claiming to be from the IRS. I asked to take me off the call list, when I heard other voices in the background and he started yelling and threatening me with sheriff and arrest.

Anonymous said...

Just received call from
(206) 436-4774. Same caller, I called the number back, a VM claiming to be Mark Watson from IRS.

Anonymous said...

Just got a call from the "Investigative Bureau of IRS Headquarters" at 202-506-9319, asking me to call them back to discuss an "issue" with my taxes and threatening serious legal implications. I called back and told them I'd reported them to government. The guy on the end started swearing and moaning. I hung up on them. btw, if the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Admin IRS Impersonation scam reporting (www.tigta.gov, 800-366-4484) mailbox is full, you can report to the Federal Trade Commission (www.FTCcomplaintassistant.gov)

Anonymous said...

You can add
202 2382560
202 2412073 numbers to the list.
His IRS Agent name is David Brown

Anonymous said...

Add this number 415-251-4089 to the list under the name Kenneth Webster.