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mjr
11-02-2015, 01:06 PM
It came in on my cell phone as "UNKNOWN", but like the idiots that they are, the recording had a number.

I'm thinking of having some fun with them...but I don't know if I should.

It's probably some kind of no-no to post the number, though...

lordlundar
11-02-2015, 01:58 PM
Don't bother. That scam uses an auto-dialer. You'll never get through if you phone them back.

taxguykarl
11-02-2015, 05:38 PM
OTOH, the IRS will appreciate it if you report (https://www.irs.gov/uac/IRS-Urges-Public-to-Stay-Alert-for-Scam-Phone-Calls) the scammer.

mjr
11-02-2015, 05:51 PM
OTOH, the IRS will appreciate it if you report (https://www.irs.gov/uac/IRS-Urges-Public-to-Stay-Alert-for-Scam-Phone-Calls) the scammer.

Ah, thanks! I'll definitely do that!

XCashier
11-02-2015, 09:38 PM
Thank you for posting that page, Karl.

Wouldn't it be funny if one of those scammers ended up calling the IRS office? Or the local police department? :devil:

mjr
11-02-2015, 09:51 PM
Or the local police department? :devil:

It happened, kind of...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4sy2-SMhL8

taxguykarl
11-03-2015, 05:23 PM
Wouldn't it be funny if one of those scammers ended up calling the IRS office?Actually the IRS Commissioner got one of those calls....it didn't end well for the scammer:roll::devil:

Mytical
11-03-2015, 05:31 PM
Actually the IRS Commissioner got one of those calls....it didn't end well for the scammer:roll::devil:

Oh to have been a fly on the wall for that one....:lol::roll::cry:

mjr
11-03-2015, 05:45 PM
Actually the IRS Commissioner got one of those calls....it didn't end well for the scammer:roll::devil:

Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Is there a link to this??

XCashier
11-03-2015, 06:12 PM
Actually the IRS Commissioner got one of those calls....it didn't end well for the scammer:roll::devil:
One time I actually am on the side of the IRS! :roll: Link, please!

taxguykarl
11-03-2015, 06:20 PM
I stand corrected, it was their inspector general. (http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/tax-practice/senate-probes-rise-in-tax-scams-73933-1.html) If and when you get one of those scams, ask for their operating number---few, if any, have thought the ruse through in that detail.

Jay 2K Winger
11-03-2015, 06:45 PM
I stand corrected, it was their inspector general. (http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/tax-practice/senate-probes-rise-in-tax-scams-73933-1.html) If and when you get one of those scams, ask for their operating number---few, if any, have thought the ruse through in that detail.

Alas, it appears that article is behind a registration wall.

mjr
11-03-2015, 08:36 PM
One of the funniest ones I saw was the one where the scammer tried to tell the "victim" (someone who knew better, but was "playing along") that President Obama was sitting right next to him.

The "victim" asked to speak with the "President", and the scammer happily obliged...thick accent and everything. The scammer actually not only tried (and failed) to impersonate an IRS agent, but also tried (and failed) to impersonate the President of the United States.

MadMike
11-04-2015, 02:54 AM
Alas, it appears that article is behind a registration wall.

I was able to get to it just fine, sometimes. Sometimes it shows me the article, other times it shows a registration page. Weird.

FYI -- please do not copy and paste articles from other sites. Copyright issues and all that. I had to delete a post because of this.

taxguykarl
11-06-2015, 05:42 PM
FYI -- please do not copy and paste articles from other sites. Copyright issues and all that. I had to delete a post because of this.Duly noted