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nanacc 08-29-2016 10:06 AM

Do not respond to phone messages claiming to be from the IRS about a lawsuit filed on you! Computer generated message stating that there has been a lawsuit filed against you. Our accounts office said they get 2 or 3 reports of this every week. Really??...A Phone Call from the IRS!? Ha!

ManiacQuilter2 08-29-2016 10:47 AM

Thanks for the info. Scammers are getting real sophisticated with their scams!!

quiltsRfun 08-29-2016 11:12 AM

Yes, I've heard about this. The IRS doesn't contact you like this.

cashs_mom 08-29-2016 11:21 AM

I've gotten one of those lately. I also got one a few years ago. As I remember the caller ID said "Alex Smith". It's a scam. The IRS will never call you to tell you they are filing suit. You'll get letters.

Three Dog Night 08-29-2016 11:24 AM

If you go to the IRS website there is a link to report the calls, they will document the number that called you and use it to try trace back calls to the number. They also link to other ways the scammers try to get you to give information.

cjsews 08-29-2016 04:32 PM

I have had several of these calls. I don't answer unknown numbers but they leave a msg. They never specify a name as to who they are calling. I just ignore it

ube quilting 08-29-2016 06:46 PM

A few months ago I received at least ten calls from the IRS stating the same thing, some of the calls were from Washington and and some from Florida. They wanted me to respond withing a few hours or agents would be at my door.

I'm still here.


Another scam going around is a call that says a problem has occurred on your computer and to repair it you must turn the PC on.

Stay safe everyone.

cashs_mom 08-29-2016 07:59 PM

I got another one of these calls today. It came from Peerless Network and the number showing on caller ID is 646-568-1992

zozee 08-29-2016 08:07 PM

The IRS scam has been around for a long time. I wonder who is keeping it alive. Poor souls. I did get a kick out of their message, though, along the lines of "Hello. threat,threat,threat, blah blah blah, pay now or we will show up and it won't be pretty..." and then a very pleasant, "Thank you, and have a nice day."

Jane Quilter 08-30-2016 01:28 AM

thanks for the heads up

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