Yesterday my cell phone rang. Unknown number in Louisiana. I don’t know anyone in Louisiana, so I let it go to voicemail.
A few moments later, Google sent me a transcript of the voicemail:
Julia final notice from IRS internal revenue services the reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing lawsuit against you to get more information about this case file, please call immediately on our department number 318-403-1862 I’ll repeat 318-403-1862. Thank you.
Oh. Noes. I am, so scared now. Because the IRS will totally phone me if it wants money.*
*FYI: The IRS will always send you a physical letter via snail mail as first contact. The IRS is a stickler for documentation; not only will it send you a paper letter, it will send you two copies of the letter—one to fill out and return to them, and one to keep for your own records.