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These people spoof a Washington DC phone number while calling from India.

They leave a recorded message that the Internal Revenue Service is filing suit against the victim.

They have a database with financial information of the victim and often the last 4 digits of their SSN.

Google "Indian IRS tax scam" for more info.

Call 202-580-8426 and give these thieves a hard time.

They change the phone number every few days.

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Yes, I got this one last week.  These desperados are real filth.

PatrickBateman (Dec. 18, 2016 @ 8:07p) |

Neither Indian nor tax scammers, but somewhat related -- FTC shuts down 2 massive robocall operations.

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calling now!

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revenge for The Trail of Tears
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Ok anyone with half a brain understands these are scams. It's just not Indians that do it, this is rampant across the globe

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http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/13/us/irs-scam/

Interesting that they have enough important financial records about the person to sound convincing. I guess if IRS called me, I would ask them to send a letter. Strangely Garcia says he spent five hours driving to various stores around Charlotte, depositing $500 each time into a PayPal account set up by the woman on the phone. He ended up losing about $4,000. Paypal? Seriously?

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DesiVibe said:   Ok anyone with half a brain understands these are scams. It's just not Indians that do it, this is rampant across the globeWrong!

These scams are documented by the FTC as coming strictly from India.

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DesiVibe said:   Ok anyone with half a brain understands these are scams. It's just not Indians that do it, this is rampant across the globe
  They're calling from Kalkata. 

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Buffalo89 said:   
DesiVibe said:   Ok anyone with half a brain understands these are scams. It's just not Indians that do it, this is rampant across the globe
Wrong!

These scams are documented by the FTC as coming strictly from India.

The scammers are probably outsourcing the calls to an Indian call center.

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Buffalo89 said:   These people spoof a Washington DC phone number while calling from India.

They leave a recorded message that the Internal Revenue Service is filing suit against the victim.

They have a database with financial information of the victim and often the last 4 digits of their SSN.

Google "Indian IRS tax scam" for more info.

Call 202-580-8426 and give these thieves a hard time.

They change the phone number every few days.


I called the number and a guy with a heavy Indian accent answered Internal Revenue Service. When I asked him what office he worked in, he called me a motherf*cker and hung up.

I called back and got another guy with a heavy Indian accent. When he answered Internal Revenue Service I asked him to repeat what he said because it sounded like Indian Revenue Service. He told me I was a stupid American cocks*cker and hung up on me.

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The scammers blocked my number so I called again from another line.

I asked the scammer if he ever feels bad stealing money from innocent people. He told me that Americans are stupid and we deserve it.

He stayed on long enough for me to teach him a few choice words in English.

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I called. First time I said they left me a voicemail to call back. He asked for a phone number I gave him my "office" number (fake). He hung up.

I called back and got the same guy. I ask what is going on.. Am I going to jail?? He said no. I then stopped my fake Indian accent (My name is Raj Patel "Johnnyboi") and started lecturing him about how he is a slimy f*ckball. I got called a stupid American Bastard Child followed by an exchange of F-bombs.

Tried calling again.. Busy tone. Tried *67 "number not in service".

Then.. Setup the Freedompop phone and call again. Got hung up on when I used Indian voice with "Jonnyboi".

Called back with American accent. Ask if weather is nice in DC. He starts script about how he is in corporate office for IRS. I cut him off and start curing. More flashy words... Hung up.

Busy tone when calling back.

It seems they block numbers they know are going to f with them.

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Official IRS Alert

And no, Indians do not have a monopoly on fraud.

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Not everyone who has a South Asian accent is Indian. Indian subcontinent has many other countries. It's impossible to trace the source just based on accent. Checkout how another fraud is being perpetrated here (callers from Pakistan (purportedly from the largest software company in that country) offering fake degrees): http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/18/world/asia/fake-diplomas-real-... 

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dcwilbur said:   Official IRS Alert

And no, Indians do not have a monopoly on fraud.


In this case everything indicates that they do.

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alamo11 said:   I called. 
  You should have told them your name is Dyck O'Neal.

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alamo11 said:   
DesiVibe said:   Ok anyone with half a brain understands these are scams. It's just not Indians that do it, this is rampant across the globe
  They're calling from Kalkata. 

  
aka Calcutta (like the Cup).  Definitely India.

If only the government was monitoring all telephone calls, this could end immediately.

(I don't bogus Indian calls from the IRS, but I do get them from "the Microsoft" (sic))

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ganda said:   ....but I do get them from "the Microsoft" (sic))
 

  

I seem to get a lot of those.   "We are calling from Windows..."
 

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jerosen said:   I seem to get a lot of those.   "We are calling from Windows..."
 

  But there is nobody at my window!

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I got a call "we are installing windows in houses in your area.." and asked them which version. The guy seemed surprised, so I explained that I already have 8.1, but if they have 10 I could be interested. Didn't get any reply unfortunately.

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ganda said:   
alamo11 said:   
DesiVibe said:   Ok anyone with half a brain understands these are scams. It's just not Indians that do it, this is rampant across the globe
  They're calling from Kalkata. 

  
aka Calcutta (like the Cup).  Definitely India.

If only the government was monitoring all telephone calls, this could end immediately.

(I don't bogus Indian calls from the IRS, but I do get them from "the Microsoft" (sic))

  Why would the government care that a few stupid people are conned out of their retirement savings....

Now if a senator were to fall for that scam..then the government would do something.

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I got a call once recently from <IndianAccent> "the US grants department" </IndianAccent>. I was selected to receive a grant (LOL) and they needed to confirm my details (LOL). But the interesting part was that there actually is a centralized grants.gov site and the scammers spoofed the correct phone number in the Caller ID.

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By the way, one proactive way to prevent a scam like in the OP is to never give the IRS (or any government agency) your phone number. You are not required to provide one when filing, no matter what TaxCut might tell you.

Any dealings with the government should have a paper trail anyway.

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Hmm, clicking the link, I though I would read about some tribal casino tax evasion scheme...

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I always answer the phone with, SECURITY, for numbers I don't recognize. They usually hang up immediately or say they will take me off their list.

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Mamzer said:   
Buffalo89 said:   
Call 202-580-8426 and give these thieves a hard time.

I called the number and a guy with a heavy Indian accent answered Internal Revenue Service. When I asked him what office he worked in, he called me a motherf*cker and hung up.

He told me I was a stupid American cocks*cker and hung up on me.

the queen's english, from the mouths of graduates from the best university in bangalore.

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Mamzer said:   
 

I called the number and a guy with a heavy Indian accent answered Internal Revenue Service. When I asked him what office he worked in, he called me a motherf*cker and hung up.

I called back and got another guy with a heavy Indian accent. When he answered Internal Revenue Service I asked him to repeat what he said because it sounded like Indian Revenue Service. He told me I was a stupid American cocks*cker and hung up on me.

  
Interesting. Did you try a third time to see what else they could call you?
 

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You are right. They are scammers and have called us on our numbers in rude and stupid voice. We blocked the number and reported it to GOv agency

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jerosen said:   I seem to get a lot of those.   "We are calling from Windows..."
I get these Windows calls about once a month.  I got the IRS scam call for the first time a few days ago.  I always just hang up.

Recently our local TV evening news had a segment warning the public about these IRS scam calls.  They said that the IRS uses mail (not phone calls) for notices.
 

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Long live landline phones!

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I was told to "make myself available" to be served a subpena by the IRS. Then I got a real letter from the IRS telling me I filed a tax return in December (getting a return from me before April 14th must have set off some major red flags). I tell you, this world has gone to hellen a handbasket.

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I was getting so many calls from my cable internet provider to upgrade to their TV and phone package that I stop answering all non-identifiable calls. That said, I have missed all the fun you guys are having with IRS and Windows.

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Call and tell them you are from the Central Board for Direct Taxes of India and they owe taxes and must pay immediately by Paypal.

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Mamzer said:   
Buffalo89 said:   These people spoof a Washington DC phone number while calling from India.

They leave a recorded message that the Internal Revenue Service is filing suit against the victim.

They have a database with financial information of the victim and often the last 4 digits of their SSN.

Google "Indian IRS tax scam" for more info.

Call 202-580-8426 and give these thieves a hard time.

They change the phone number every few days.


I called the number and a guy with a heavy Indian accent answered Internal Revenue Service. When I asked him what office he worked in, he called me a motherf*cker and hung up.

I called back and got another guy with a heavy Indian accent. When he answered Internal Revenue Service I asked him to repeat what he said because it sounded like Indian Revenue Service. He told me I was a stupid American cocks*cker and hung up on me.

  kudos to you and FWF community for f*cking with these scammin dirtbags, that story had me LMFAO

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I love google voice, I can block any phone number or any unknown calls.

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fedechat said:   I love google voice, I can block any phone number or any unknown calls.
  
So if your spouse, child, parent, is in the ER after a serious accident and the hospital/doctor tries to call you, it's blocked? That's nice.

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I think I know what I want for lunch now.

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atikovi said:   
fedechat said:   I love google voice, I can block any phone number or any unknown calls.
  
So if your spouse, child, parent, is in the ER after a serious accident and the hospital/doctor tries to call you, it's blocked? That's nice.

  I only block a number after checking it out online @ 800notes.com/

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Indian Revenue Service called again today.

This time the caller ID showed a Virginia number.

The caller who spoke in a heavy Indian accent told me that his name was John O'Connor and that the sheriff was coming to arrest me today.

I played along and told him that I would make payment to avoid arrest. He told me that I needed to go to a "government store" to get a voucher to pay. The "government stores" he directed me to were WalMart and CVS.

He said he would stay on the phone while I went there. That bastard actually stayed on the line for over a half hour while I pretended to go to WalMart.

He directed me to the gift card rack to purchase a bunch of prepaid debit cards. After almost 40 minutes of playing him I told him that I found the kind of card he wanted. I told him it said "card for c*cksucking motherf*ucking Indian scammers". He was pissed and swore at me in another language.

I really enjoyed scamming the scammer.. I encourage everybody to to the same thing and show them that all Americans are not as stupid as they think.

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atikovi said:   I think I know what I want for lunch now.
  spam?

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donotdrinkPBR said:   
atikovi said:   I think I know what I want for lunch now.
  spam?

  
Curry.

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Buffalo89 said:   I really enjoyed scamming the scammer.. I encourage everybody to to the same thing and show them that all Americans are not as stupid as they think.
Great work but sadly they won't be successful if that was the case.
FW doesn't equal majority of people.

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bksavings said:   Here's a new one, they left this voice mail on my Android phone. (I don't own any Apple products)

Have noticed some suspicious activity with your apple icloud. Id we have been getting the notifications on our main server from past few days we seriously recommend you to call us on 1 800 847 0158. I repeat. It's 1 800 847-0158 we request you not to use your computer or other Mac devices before speaking to our max certified technicians for help and support press 1 or if you wish to hang up press 2.

  calling now!

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