Internal Revenue Service

Krista – Aug 24, 2020

Victim Location 44149

Type of a scam Tax Collection

My 91 year old mother was contacted by phone. The IRS scammer told her she owed $10,000 in back taxes. When she told them she had no transportation, they sent a transportation service to her house to pick her up ant take her to the bank. The transportation driver tried to tell her it was a scam, not to do it. When she got to the bank the teller alerted the bank manager. The manger talked to my mom and called the police. The officer talked to my mom, then drove her home.

Derrick – Feb 18, 2020

Victim Location 44023

Type of a scam Tax Collection

I received a cell on my cell phone. Caller from Internal Revenue Services. He was hard to understand. All he wanted was some information. He needed to know where I was working. He hung up on me. I called the number back. 318-305-5101. A woman answered. She answered Hello. I said I just received a call from this number. She hung up on me.

Christine –

Victim Location 63069

Type of a scam Tax Collection

Contacted me repeatedly via phone stating they were the IRS and I owed them money. They claimed they were in touch with the local Sheriff Dept and I would be arrested if I didn’t comply. They spoke in broken English and were obviously not the IRS. I wasted a bunch of their time pretending to play along but of course was just trolling them back. They eventually told me a US Marshall would be showing up to arrest me. I guess he got lost, because I never did get arrested..

Anne –

Victim Location 72023

Type of a scam Tax Collection

Said his name is Agent Jake and he has a warrant for my arrest. He left a voicemail

Louis –

Victim Location 37804

Type of a scam Tax Collection

I received a "recorded" call from a government agency "The IRS" indicating that several accusations of improper tax practices had been made against me, and that I had two (2) hours to call 515-442-4594 (the same number that Caller ID listed for the call) to settle this matter before the IRS sent local law enforcement agents to arrest me for falsification of federal documents. There was no account number or case number given. I immediately called back and reached an operator with an accent answering "IRS, may I help you?" I told him that I was returning their call. He then asked me for the account number. I told him that I did not have one. He then asked for my name and contact information, which I refused to give him. He told me to enjoy jail and hung up.

I am aware that the IRS (and other government agencies) use postal mail to communicate with persons when they have a problem. Also, the fact that the call was generic was a flag as a "real" call would have given me an account number or case number to reference, and would NOT depend on my information.

Jeffrey –

Victim Location 32533

Type of a scam Tax Collection

These scammers claiming to be from the IRS kept calling my 16 year old daughter and leaving threatening messages about her supposed taxes, (she’s never had a job) saying a arrest warrant would be issued if she didn’t contact them and pay her taxes owed. I called them and let them know I knew they were scammers and they better stop calling my child. I knew the IRS doesn’t call people. These people are sick and like praying on people who may not know this information.

Kathleen –

Victim Location 35148

Total money lost $20

Type of a scam Tax Collection

They said that they have been tried to contact me a few times and since I have not responded that the government had put a fraud charge on me and that my name was under investagation

Chad –

Victim Location 44077

Type of a scam Phishing

I received a message on my cell phone. Caller stated it was the Internal Revenue Service. I am being investigated for tax fraud and tax evasion. Severe penalty if I did not respond. I was to call phone number 845-241-7178. I called the number back twice. The man and woman that answered have accents. When I asked their name they said nope and hung up. I know they are impersonating the Internal Revenue Service. They answered the phone Internal Revenue Service. I am reporting the call. I know some people would give their information out.

Tina –

Victim Location 60623

Type of a scam Tax Collection

Automated voice mail message received from 863-867-1752 claiming the following:

"We’ve received a warrant under your name and your tax ID for the tax fraud and the investigating team of our department is investigating you and your family. We have tried to notify you regarding this issue in previous six months but we had never got a response from you so it has been considered as an intentional fraud and lawsuit has been filed under your name by the US Government. You may call our department number (863-867-1752). I repeat (863-867-1752). Thank you."

Grace –

Victim Location 76522

Type of a scam Tax Collection

I know that the Internal Revenue Service only contacts by mail not by telephone. And also I wouldn’t imagine if they were the real IRS that they would call me names and hang up on me and be completely unprofessional for only asking why they called me in the first place. I have been called several times a day stating that I am a suspect. They won’t tell me what I am a suspect in but expect me to give them my information. Well this time when they called I asked to be put on the do not call list and the guy told me that I was stingy and that in order to do so I needed to pay 100 dollars. My blood of course boiled and I said some things I’m not very fond of myself for saying. But I work my butt off for the money I make for my family and all they want to do is take it from me. Please find them and bust them.

Hillary –

Victim Location 32506

Type of a scam Tax Collection

Checking voice mail a foreign voice was telling from IRS I was to send undisclosed amount money there would be a warrant issued for my arrest..

Being warned by Wal Mart Money Services, Chanel 3 News, and ECSD, I saved the message then call reported to Sheriff Dept, who refers me to the Scam services.

These people sound very real and very intimidating..fellow Pensacolaian be aware of your finances..

Brenda –

Victim Location 44112

Type of a scam Tax Collection

I received a call on my home phone last Friday February 8. They called after 5:00 I called the phone number back.216-521-7013. I called back because it was a local area code. I thought it may have been someone I know. They answered the phone Internal Revenue Service. When I called back they asked who I was. I gave my name. The person stated they were the IRS. They gave me a badge number F83739CB1402R. He stated I owed $1250. He said I was going to jail if I did not pay. He asked if anyone was with me. I said nobody. He asked how much I had. I said about $500. I hung up on him. I knew it was a scam. I see scams on the news. Te IRS does not call. I know they mess with Seniors. Reporting the call.

Sergio –

Victim Location 76306

Type of a scam Tax Collection

Hi this cal is to tnform you that a law suite has been filed on you and a warrant for arrest call this private number this is IRS. I did not answer the call they left a message.

Joseph –

Victim Location 46341

Type of a scam Tax Collection

The call I had received from the number listed was an automated call claiming to be from the IRS. The IRS apparently had opened a lawsuit against me for “tax evasion”. When I heard that was about my 2015 income taxes I just hung up because I didn’t have a job in 2015, I was still in high school.

The phone number used by the automated system looked like a legit United States number.

Ernest –

Victim Location 53186

Type of a scam Tax Collection

This number and people operating the number try to fake being the IRS.

Fake background noise as a call center.

First leaving a recorded message requesting a call back to the number claiming to be from the IRS.

Called number and could tell right away was fake and ask key questions and person hung up. I Work at calls centers for over 12 years that is how I could detect the scam.

Ana –

Victim Location 94611

Type of a scam Tax Collection

I received a call from this 209-691-3417 phone number, and they left a voice mail indicating that they are the Internal Revenue Service and I need to call them back right away. When I called, it is very obvious that they are not the IRS. When I asked their identity, they hung up. When I called back and let them that I think this is a fraud, they told me to "F off" and hung up. There are around 4 different individuals that are answering this phone, and, for what it’s worth, none of them speak English as a first language. Please track these scammers down!

Tasha –

Victim Location 32506

Type of a scam Tax Collection

This was a robocall that stated I had an arrest warrant issued for me and that the IRS was monitoring my assets as well as me and before the arrest warrant was signed for issuance to call the number 512-387-5823 to make arrangements for paying the IRS the debt that I have not paid.

Gregory –

Victim Location 06877

Type of a scam Tax Collection

Received a voicemail message on 10/23/18, asking me to return a call at 347/414-9320 because there was a federal warrant out for my arrest, based on criminal tax fraud. I did so and the call went directly to a man who identified himself as William Sanchez. He explained that a random audit showed that I owed the IRS over $6000.00, over the tax years of 2011 through 2017. He gave me several id and case numbers. He warned me that I risked up to 8 months in federal prison if I didn’t pay this amount immediately. The fact that a third person prepared my taxes wouldn’t protect me. I could hire an attorney to fight it, but that would be expensive. In the meantime, my wages could be garnished, a lien placed on my house, my bank accounts frozen, drivers license revoked, passport cancelled and my name publicized in the press.Again and again, he warned me of possible jail time.

Then he connected me with a "supervisor", Daniel Cruz, who repeated the same information.

I have spoken to the IRS in the past. They were always polite and professional and never threatened me, with jail time or anything else. Cruz told me I could resolve the problem immediately if I sent a check today to some address I did not catch. By this time, it was obvious to me that it was a scam. I’m afraid I lost my temper and told him that I knew he was a phony, (I used other words), that if he wanted to contact me again, to do so in writing. Then I hung up.

Crooks are shameless. I could only think of people who became scared, who were easily intimidated and who sent their money to these people. I was so angry. I called AARP, (I am 65), and my congressman, J***. These crooks are probably untraceable but the phone number they gave me is now in some federal database of fraud scams.

I wish I could do more. I appreciate that the BBB takes an interest in fraud incidents and tries to help.

Thank you very much.


Kurt –

Victim Location 35405

Type of a scam Other

These people call and say they are with the IRS. They leave a message saying I have 24 hours to respond to them or I will be taken into custody. They claim I currently have 4 pending warrants out for my arrest, but if I contact them within 24 hours it will go away.

William –

Victim Location 60137

Type of a scam Tax Collection

I was told by Officer Peter Morris [ext. 303 at (206)923-9544, badge # GS 70059] that the IRS completed an audit of my taxes from 2013-2017 and discovered that I had eight miscalculations totaling in $4,786 of which I owed. (He gave an example of miscalculation: If I owed $1,000 but only paid $500.) He said it meant that I paid it on time but NOT the appropriate amount. I asked why I didn’t get this in writing & he said a yellow sticker was put on my front door in June, 2018 to pick up certified mail from the post office – but that I never picked it up or called; therefore, I was to handle this out of court (and pay the $4,786 within 24 hours) or a police officer would come to my door & escort me to jail for tax fraud under Privacy Act 1974. I told him it sounded like a scam & he got his senior supervisor on the phone to validate his story. Both also said I could not talk to anyone about this for 24 hours until the money owed was paid through an EFTPS (electronic federal tax payment system) voucher, of which I was to acquire at a Seven 11 or Circle K store. I told him I didn’t believe him & he told me to expect a police officer to come to my door to handcuff me by the end of the day. He referenced Tax ID# EST/96129.

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