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Thread: Fake IRS Collection Calls

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    Fake IRS Collection Calls

    If you receive a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS claiming you made a mistake and owe money, it is likely a fake. I have received three such attempts and have a certain amount of entertainment messing with them.When they finally figure out that you're not going to give them a credit card number on the phone they roll out the abusive language.
    Note that if you really do owe the IRS money, they will NEVER try to collect it with a credit card over the phone!
    It seems like in this "industry" common sense is not all that common!

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    Re: Fake IRS Collection Calls

    The same scam is red hot in Australia at the minute, too.

    I've been getting two or three prerecorded messages a day on my answering machine for the past few weeks, all of them from Asian call centers and all of them using spoofed phone numbers.

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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    Re: Fake IRS Collection Calls

    Here's one way to handle the scammers:

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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