Phony IRS Agent Phone Call

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office says a person claiming to be with the IRS left a message on someone's voicemail, with a reference number, saying to call the IRS back at (800) 829-7650. When the person called the number back, the woman on the phone said she worked for the IRS and asked for the reference number. When the potential victim repeated the number, the so-called IRS agent said the number should have been twelve numbers long, which is not what was on the voicemail. Then the phony agent then asked for their social security number. When the potential victim resisted, the woman said the IRS was calling because the person had not responded to notifications by mail. In the end, the potential victim did not fall for the scam.

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office reminds you that the IRS does not call people on the phone.

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  • by KevinP Location: Paris on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:28 AM
    First of all thanks a lot for the great and informative entry. It was really interesting to read this your post about mobile phones, because I am very interested in it. Reading this your post I have found many new information which is really useful for me. Thanks a lot one more time for the great stuff and I will be waiting for other great posts from you in the nearest future. Regards, Kevin Peterson from iphone development
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Dec 8, 2009 at 08:10 AM
    M, you so right and the number referenced in the story is a good number. My clients will tell you that the IRS does call them. Apparently someone at this Sheriff's dept. has never had to deal with IRS.
  • by m Location: greenville on Dec 2, 2009 at 09:03 AM
    IRS does call you via telephone

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