IRS phone scam

Thursday, September 14, 2017

By Diane Hettrick

One of our contributors recently got a particularly aggressive version of the IRS scam.

I got a message saying I was under investigation for fraud, there was a warrant for my arrest and my property was under surveillance (jeeze!) I reported it to the Lake Forest Park police.

Her caller ID showed a 206 number. Since she is bold (we don't recommend trying this!), she called the number. 

They answered the phone "IRS". 

Clearly they are successful in frightening people into calling back - and getting money out of them.

Hope nobody falls for this.

Trust me. I have dealt with the IRS. They don't make phone calls. They send written communications - usually after a three month lag - and usually you will get the same thing at least three times in slightly different versions.

It's the government, folks. They will bury you in paper - but they won't call.



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