IRS Investigation Team Call Scam

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IRS Investigation Team Call Scam – 646-889-2079

Voicemail from: (646) 880-9279 at 2:36 PM

You from investigation team of irs. We have just received a notification regarding your tax filing from the headquarters which will get expired in the next 24 working hours and once it get expired after that you will be taken under custody by the local cops as there are 4 serious allegation pressed on your name at this moment. We would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you the number to reach us is 646-889-2079. I repeat 646-889-2079. Thank you.

“I have gotten many of these, since my phone numbers are all over the internet, it can be very scary for someone who doesn’t know better. My mother, bless her, would be one of the people calling them up giving out her information too, so this makes me pretty passionate about helping people.” – Thomas J

If you received a call, and you know it is not real, with a different number, message or call me and give me the details so I can post it here and continue helping people to not get scammed or scared.

What A Real IRS Call Will Sound Like

The IRS will never call and say you are under investigation or that the police are after you. They are not allowed to discuss that information over the phone. They will say “We’d like you to come down to our the IRS office, there are some things we’d like to talk to you about regarding your taxes.” The real IRS will send you a letter first, for privacy reasons and only call as a second to last resort. They will state their name, and their IRS Member ID number.

The real IRS will mail you a letter first, when they cannot reach you by mail, they will try calling.

Fake IRS Collection Job Lands India ‘Scam Center’ Workers in Jail

On October 7th, about 700 people were arrested in India for working to scam Americans, many of them thought they were working for the US Government, and did not know they were even doing anything wrong. People from India are generally kind, hard working and honest, which makes them easy prey for big greedy businessmen. – Read more here

Police say workers posing as tax collectors earned bonuses for every dollar stolen from U.S. victims

Police escorting men who they said were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of tricking Americans into sending them money by posing as U.S. tax officials, at a court outside Mumbai.
Police escorting men who they said were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of tricking Americans into sending them money by posing as U.S. tax officials, at a court outside Mumbai. PHOTO: FROM REUTERS

Wichita IRS Tax Office

I’ve talked with the IRS many times about these, and always expose the fraud of them as much as possible. The fact that they are scamming poor people like, my mother, is wrong.

US Internal Revenue Services in Kansas | Tax Department

  • Address: 555 N Woodlawn St, Wichita, KS 67208
  • Phone: (316) 651-2100
  • Hours: Mon-Fri – 8:30AM–4:30PM (Close Sat/Sun)

The IRS is slammed with these type of calls to verify if the scams are real notices, the government is currently investigating leads to take down all these scam call facilities. They are not just in India.

Why Was I Notified by The IRS?

The IRS sends notices and letters for the following reasons:

  • You have a balance due.
  • You are due a larger or smaller refund.
  • We have a question about your tax return.
  • We need to verify your identity.
  • We need additional information.
  • We changed your return.
  • We need to notify you of delays in processing your return. Read more about Understanding Your IRS Notification.

What The Bible Says About Fraud

Fraud is stealing, lying, and breaking the law all in one. Have you been committing fraud? Did you know lying on your tax return is a form of fraud. All fraud is sinful and no one who unrepentantly continues in it will enter into Heaven. How can someone thank God for treasures brought on by dishonest gain? It doesn’t matter if you think it’s fair or not.

Proverbs 20:17: Food gained by fraud is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth is full of gravel.

Don’t say to yourself, well Uncle Sam always rips me off. God has nothing to do with evil. Scripture says “woe to those who call evil good and good evil”. Scams and fraud are brought on by the love of money and the lack of trust in God. Rather than trying to gain quick money which can easily disappear fast, let’s gain little by little with hard work. We should never live like this sinful world, but we should live a life of integrity. (Read More of that here)

What to do if someone has wrongly accused you of fraud when you know you didn’t do something? I’d like to refer to this quote:

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. — Will Smith

 

Here is another I received:

Voicemail from: (682) 253-7128 at 2:25 PM
Regarding your tax filing from the headquarters which will get expired in next 24 working out and once it gets expired. You will be taken under custody by the local sheriff’s department as there are 4 serious allegation pressed on your name at this moment. We would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you the number to reach us is 682-253-7000 128. I repeat 682-253-7128.
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I found your web page about the IRS scam to useful:
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As a follow-up, I wanted to provide you the number that I received the voicemail message from: 858-224-5569. This was actually today – Thu Mar 2.

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50 Comments

Don BoltonMay 2, 2017 at 4:40 pmReply

Thank you for this post. Today, May, 2nd 2017,my friend received several of these calls. It didn’t sound right to me, not to mention the non-native English, so to the internet I went, and there you are! Thanks again! Is there somewhere official that I can report this to?

residualrankAugust 18, 2017 at 6:34 pmReply

There is no where to report it that I know of. I called IRS asking the same thing. Thanks for mentioning it though.

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AsherJune 7, 2019 at 5:28 pm
JustinSeptember 13, 2017 at 4:11 pmReply

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JessOctober 14, 2017 at 4:54 pmReply

I received a voicemail with that same message but different number.
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“Received a notification regarding your tax filings from the headquarters which will get expired _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ 24 working hours and once again expired after that you will be _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ custody by the local cops as there are _⁠_⁠_⁠_ serious allegations pressed on your name at this moment we would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you the number to reach us is 719-505-8734 I repeat 719-505-8734 thank you…”

LoriNovember 15, 2017 at 4:43 pmReply

I’ve received 3 calls in the last month. Found this on the IRS website (https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/consumer-alert-scammers-change-tactics-once-again):

If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money or to verify your identity, here’s what you should do:

If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do:
• Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.

• Contact TIGTA to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page. You can also call 800-366-4484.

• Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please add “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.

If you know you owe, or think you may owe tax:
• Call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you.

SueNovember 30, 2017 at 10:31 pmReply

We have just received a notification regarding your tax filings from the headquarters which will get expired _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ 24 working hours and once again expired after that _⁠_ will be taking custody by the local _⁠_⁠_ as there are four serious allegations pressed on your name at the moment we would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you a number to reach us is 818-582-7292 I repeat 818-582-7292 thank

Tammy RJanuary 12, 2018 at 3:12 pmReply

Received threatening calls from 830-253-2227. He claims to be Sam Wilson with the Tax Investigation Team. He is downloading your file and sending it over to the county sherriff within the next hour. Said to wait for the sherriff to come lock you up. Could get 5 years in prison. Tells you that your on a recorded land and don’t interrupt him. He is going to inform your creditors and your employer of your actions. Your property has been seized, bank accounts frozen, drivers license have been suspended for 5 years. Stop running from your tax issues. He knows your phone number, name, and address. Kind of scary.

KatieJanuary 16, 2018 at 5:47 pmReply

Your tax filings from the headquarters which will get expired in the next 24 working hours and once again expired after that you will be taken under custody by the local cops there are four serious allegations pressed on your name at this moment we would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you the number to reach us is 502-298-7603.

I received this message today.

JamesMarch 14, 2018 at 2:08 amReply

I just received a call from 239-400-1570 It was a woman voice but like Siri on my iPhone and you think you missed first part of message. Recording says and once again expires after that you will be taken into custody by local law enforcement because there are 4 serious charges against you and we would request you to call them to discuss your case before taking action .Thats all the info you get that and the number on your caller ID .Of course they use a computer so that you can’t ask for more info so if I call can they some how hack in my phone I’m going to call any way just to lead them on for as long as I can to wast there time and recorded the hole thing and post it

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MelissaApril 23, 2018 at 9:10 pmReply

Thank you for posting, I received the same voicemail three times today from this number: 929.268.1059

Jonathan MayMarch 15, 2018 at 12:26 amReply

We just got a call from the same number with the same message. The number is +1 (718) 713-4935.

NSMarch 28, 2018 at 4:43 pmReply

I just received the exact same message from this number:
(707) 637-2719

Thanks for putting this up to help people.
Cheers!

ViciApril 9, 2018 at 2:50 pmReply

Have received back-to-back calls from IRS Investigation dept. – 337-385-3827 – I know this is a scam!!! Just an FYI for all. They threatened to send the police to arrest if we do not return the call!! Stay alert everyone

LiliApril 10, 2018 at 2:50 pmReply

I received the exact same thing from this number; 909-999-6642.

Thank you so much for helping others identifying these scammers.

LawApril 20, 2018 at 4:53 pmReply

I received the same vm twice as exactly mentioned above from a number 949-891-6743 and 845-523-3988

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RoriMay 3, 2018 at 11:23 pmReply

I have been receiving multiple calls a day from different numbers saying the same thing. Here are the numbers
9292681957
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Lydia RaeighMay 8, 2018 at 7:49 pmReply

I have received the same voicemail message from two different numbers 631-520-7490 (which is now no longer in service) and 315-308-7554 which tells you to hold the line and then no one every speaks.

Drew MartinezMay 23, 2018 at 5:10 pmReply

“Notification regarding your tax filings from the headquarters which will get expired in the next 24 working hours and once again expired after that you will be taken under custody by the local police as there are four serious allegations pressed on your name at this moment we would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you the number to reach us is 518-636-7731 I repeat 518-636-7731 thank you…”

MiriamJune 5, 2018 at 11:29 pmReply

I have received the exact same message with threats of the local police coming to arrest me if I don’t call within 24 hours. The number is 901-484-7762

LizaJune 6, 2018 at 5:06 pmReply

06/06/2018 from number 9292681419 – received the call about the IRA urgent matter discussed here. They have called three time within the last 3 hours.

Sandra HintonJune 7, 2018 at 2:01 pmReply

I get calls from 6463558431

RandomClarinet613June 9, 2018 at 3:26 pmReply

“We have just received a notification regarding your tax filings from the headquarters which will get expired _⁠_ _⁠_⁠_ next 24 working hours and once again _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ after that you will be _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ under custody by the local police as there are _⁠_⁠_⁠_ serious allegations pressed on your name at this moment we would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you the number to reach us is 631-328-3320 I repeat

I have had this number calling repeatedly for weeks. Don’t let them fool you.

SerfJune 22, 2018 at 2:30 pmReply

(631) 440-7943. Thanks for the help

TiredofScamsJuly 9, 2018 at 11:54 pmReply

Add 606-765-7326 to the list. Received 2 calls from them today.

SaraJuly 17, 2018 at 4:12 pmReply

I have been getting calls from 315-818-2079 stating the same thing that everyone else has been getting.

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JenniferJuly 23, 2018 at 9:42 pmReply

This just happened to me… glad this was online. The number that called was 213-283-5892

residualrankJuly 24, 2018 at 11:24 pmReply

glad to help 🙂

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ThomasAugust 20, 2018 at 10:05 am

IRS the matter at hand is extremely time sensitive and Urgent has after all that we found that there was a fraud and misconduct on your tax filing which you are hiding from the federal government. This needs to be rectified immediately. So do return the call on our toll free number. The number is 877-316-0070. Again, 877-316-0070. Thank you.

MilipJuly 31, 2018 at 1:51 pmReply

805-258-3393

TammyAugust 1, 2018 at 7:01 pmReply

‭+1 (805) 521-4226‬ just got the same message

MAugust 1, 2018 at 8:31 pmReply

I received calls today from 646-682-0918

BenAugust 11, 2018 at 12:14 amReply

Got a call from 818-924-2184. Same message.

soulAugust 13, 2018 at 6:56 pmReply

thanks…just happened to me august 13th, 2018……be careful everyone

Kim keenAugust 21, 2018 at 3:51 pmReply

Same message on my vm yesterday from 323-218-7048

LisaAugust 29, 2018 at 4:22 pmReply

Just received a scam call from (253) 205-8337. They left a message on my voice mail.

Shelia FranklinSeptember 8, 2018 at 10:12 pmReply

I received a voicemail at work. No number ID and did not identify themselves or give my name. Just said there may be a lawsuit filed by the IRR under my name and the sheriff or the local police would come and arrest me, and my assets and bank accounts would be seized . They said if I didn’t call “ 631-412-0516 by the end of the day I would by arrested. Please help, this was at my job.

KelsSeptember 28, 2018 at 7:06 pmReply

“And once again expired after that you will be taken under custody by the local cops as there are four serious allegations pressed on your name at this moment we would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you the number to reach us is 360-322-4917 I repeat 360-322-4917 thank you…”

Also got it from 469-293-3813

MarkOctober 1, 2018 at 7:27 pmReply

I just got this same thing with a minor change in wording. They were only giving me TWO hours! Like someone above I Googled some of the bad syntax they used and landed here. Mine came from a Chicago number 312-239-0748.

JulietOctober 3, 2018 at 7:04 pmReply

They tend to use a phone number with local area code. I almost fell for it since it’s first time I received this. Lucky I checked online and found this. Thank you! The number they used is 818-676-9383. I usually search online for the phone number first to see if it is reported as scam call.

Angela YoungOctober 8, 2018 at 7:40 pmReply

I recirived this call this morning from #3609388437. It scared me to death, then I decided to google to see if the message was legit. Thanks for posting abt them ..
“This matter is a very serious emergency and time sensitive we are calling you from investigation team of IRS we have just received a notification regarding your tax filings from the headquarters which will get expired _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ 24 working hours and once it get expired after that you will be _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ custody by the local cops as there are four serious allegations _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ on your name at this moment we would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you thank

Rachel EricksonOctober 16, 2018 at 8:39 pmReply

The number I received was 239-320-3832. Who on Earth says “cops” in a “serious” message from the IRS. Oh and the IRS only communicates through the mail for the first contact.

JimmyOctober 22, 2018 at 7:30 pmReply

This was very helpful, thank you very much! I just received this message from an automated system. I hung up right away during the first sentence. Then I was nervous so I called the number back. The individual that picked up had a thick Indian accent and seemed to conduct himself well and even referred to himself as an officer. He wanted to know my full name and I was very distrusting of it so I hung up without providing anything. Thank you for outlining all of this, it helped a lot.

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MJanuary 16, 2019 at 4:57 pmReply

I received a call from (210) 816-5022. They left a voicemail saying “We have just received a notification regarding your tax filings from the headquarters, which will get expired in next 24 working hours. And once it get expired after that, you will be taken under custody by the local police as there are four serious allegations pressed on your name at this moment. We would request you to get back to us so that we can discuss about this case before taking any legal action against you. IRA 82108165022.” I’m glad to see this article, as it confirms my suspicions that it is a scam.

residualrankJanuary 22, 2019 at 9:47 pmReply

thanks!

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Sharon ReisnerJuly 9, 2019 at 12:50 pmReply

Got a voice mail with an incomplete phone number [313280397] – would this be a scam also?

Susan PachecoJuly 30, 2019 at 7:49 pmReply

Received robo call from (276) 597-3444, Big Rock, VA stating: “The you have just received a notification regarding your tax filing from headquarters of IRS which will get expired 2 working hours 24 expired after that you will be taken under custody by federal officers as there are four serious allegations on my name at this moment we would request you to get back to us to that we can discuss with you about this case before taking any legal action against you the number to reach us is (276) 597-3444.

residualrankJuly 30, 2019 at 8:31 pmReply

Totally bogus, thank you 🙂

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