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originally posted by: seentoomuch
Yeah, they called me yesterday too. It was a (206) number. At the end of the recorded message it said to call them back at the (206) number. I don't owe the IRS any money and so being curious and kind of bored I punched in the number. When they answered I refused to give my name and asked his name instead. His response was, "F You". I let "F You" have the third degree. At one point he did say he was in India. If I'm bored again today I may call back. This time I may make up a name like, "Mary Poppins" or "Hillary Clinton"? Idk, do y'all have any name recommendations?
originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: Sillyolme
If you realise they're scammers there's 2 methods to prevent others from potentially getting scammed.
Method 1. Act dumb, really dumb, the dumbest you can possibly be and basically troll the f# out of them for as long as possible, if they're on the phone to you they can't be scamming anybody else, make it into a game for how long you can actually keep them on the phone for.
Method 2. Find a whistle and blow on it as hard you can down the phone in the hopes you deafen them or give them a nasty case of tinnitus for a while.
This is a beautiful example of how to waste their time
Phishing: Taxpayers need to be on guard against fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. The IRS will not send you an email about a bill or refund out of the blue. Don’t click on one claiming to be from the IRS that takes you by surprise. Taxpayers should be wary of clicking on strange emails and websites. They may be scams to steal your personal information. (IR-2015-6)
Identity Theft: Taxpayers need to watch out for identity theft especially around tax time. The IRS continues to aggressively pursue the criminals that file fraudulent returns using someone else’s Social Security number. The IRS is making progress on this front but taxpayers still need to be extremely careful and do everything they can to avoid becoming a victim. (IR-2015-7)
Return Preparer Fraud: Taxpayers need to be on the lookout for unscrupulous return preparers. The vast majority of tax professionals provide honest high-quality service. But there are some dishonest preparers who set up shop each filing season to perpetrate refund fraud, identity theft and other scams that hurt taxpayers. Return preparers are a vital part of the U.S. tax system. About 60 percent of taxpayers use tax professionals to prepare their returns. (IR-2015-8)
Fake Charities: Taxpayers should be on guard against groups masquerading as charitable organizations to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors. Contributors should take a few extra minutes to ensure their hard-earned money goes to legitimate and currently eligible charities. IRS.gov has the tools taxpayers need to check out the status of charitable organizations. Be wary of charities with names that are similar to familiar or nationally known organizations. (IR-2015-16)