WPCNR POLICE GAZETTE. By John F. Bailey. November 18, 2015:
The telephone message began with these words:
This call is officially a final notice from IRS.
Internal Revenue Service.
The reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you
To get more information about this case file
Please call immediately on our department number
When the IRS calls, people listen.
But this was not the IRS…it is a scam designed to ellicit important personal information or even a payment..and persons receiving this call should not answer any questions asked.
I called the number…and it just rang and rang.
I called the IRS Local Taxpayer Advocate Office in New York, and asked what they thought of this call, whether it was legitimate or not. The person who handled the call said they had not heard of this, but thought it was a scam.
I tried reaching the IRS numbers but simply got standard voice mail directions, no dial for a “live” representative.
Then I called the White Plains Police. The officer who handled the call said this IRS call was definitely a scam and warned that if one calls the number, and they are asked any questions…they should not under any circumstances answer them.
The IRS representative at the Advocate Office said the IRS will routinely send many letters regarding enforcement matters to you prefer instituting any legal action.
I also received this call again, Tuesday evening.
If you get a call like the one I described. Ignore it.