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Old 06-02-2015, 07:28 PM
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got a phone call to voice mail from Internal revenue services saying irs would be suing me if I did not call back- from a 509 area code.
whats their scam?
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:41 PM
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I've received the same call a couple times. Wish I'd written down the number and called them to see what the scam was exactly. My guess is they let you "settle" with the "IRS" for what sounds like a good deal.
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Old 06-02-2015, 09:51 PM
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They don't have to sue, they can just take
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Old 06-03-2015, 01:39 AM
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got the same call a couple weeks ago on voice mail. would have played along if i was home to take the call
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Originally Posted by edwardh1 View Post
got a phone call to voice mail from Internal revenue services saying irs would be suing me if I did not call back- from a 509 area code.
whats their scam?
What they do is berate you into thinking you are going to go to jail or be sued unless you Western Union them some money.
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Small world - I got 2 calls last week myself.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:57 AM
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Pay 'em. You'll feel better.
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I wish the letter I got from the IRS was a scam.
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Originally Posted by Trollin4Tuna View Post
What they do is berate you into thinking you are going to go to jail or be sued unless you Western Union them some money.
Yeah. had one call me. He was angry and tried to be very intimidating. I just kept laughing at him. And he'd get angrier. After a few minutes of this fun, I told him to go F himself and added the number to my reject list. I'm amazed anybody actually falls for this, but there are a lot of stupid sheeple out there these days.
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What people don't realize is IRS doesn't call they will always contact you by mail.
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Originally Posted by saltflyfisherman View Post
What people don't realize is IRS doesn't call they will always contact you by mail.
Yup. But you KNOW they must have some success with the scam, otherwise it wouldn't be worth the effort they put into it.

This one is popular here right now, in the paper today, they almost fell for it. The Grandpa scam.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/money...ents/28394211/
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Do these people speak with a Nigerian accent or are they Americans?

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Originally Posted by Rapi View Post
Do these people speak with a Nigerian accent or are they Americans?

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In my case, NOT Nigerian. Had an accent, but sounded more Asian. Korean or Chinese?
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The IRS will never cold call you like that. By the time they come to the point of threatening phone calls you would already have a friggin stack of letters and bills that have been getting mailed to you for months or even years prior.

Anytime someone calls you looking for money and you have not received any kind of paper bill or letter in the mail then 99.9% chance it's a scam.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
Yup. But you KNOW they must have some success with the scam, otherwise it wouldn't be worth the effort they put into it.

This one is popular here right now, in the paper today, they almost fell for it. The Grandpa scam.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/money...ents/28394211/
The scammers have some success with every scam in the beginning because people are stupid or gullible or both. They prey on the people that don't know any better.
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Originally Posted by ScarabChris View Post
The scammers have some success with every scam in the beginning because people are stupid or gullible or both. They prey on the people that don't know any better.
So Chris, I'm getting pretty sick of actually workin' for a living. What ya say we start our own little call center? But we'd need a really GOOD scam. I dunno, like we're holding this dog hostage and will shoot him unless you immediately send us $1000 dollars. What say you? We could be RICH in no time!

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