This came in from a friend, and I’m helping to spread word. Someone is trying to take advantage of an old scam – this time from a new area. Here’s what was shared with me:
Anyone receiving an automated message from 509-588-7564 should not answer or call back. This is a scam they are NOT from the IRS. It is 1-3 people that don’t speak enough English to be understood. When you demand a supervisor they hang up or threaten to send the police after you. They will already have some of your personal information such as full name, address, & phone number.
A follow up comment corroborated with this information:
they will ask u for the phone number then they will ask u if u r ……. and then tell u the address of the person they are calling for. they do not speak english very well and willtell u they r with the IRS and that they are calling from Washington DC and if u hang up on them, they will send the police after u. it is NOT a call from the IRS !!!!!!
I did check Snopes.com before I posted this, to see if there was any information. There was, you can find the original article here: http://www.snopes.com/fraud/telephone/irsowe.asp As you can see, this has been done before, and the newest round of scammers are focusing on a new area.
PLEASE, share this! With tax season upon us, and the lousy tax code US residents are working with, the possibility of facing an IRS audit is nothing to joke about. We need to get the warning out about this scam.