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.
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You’ve got enough sense to know better… but that link says there’s lots of people who have lost lots of money on this and similar phone scams. I betcha it would’ve gone something like this:
Yes, we’re the IRS, and we’re suing you for $25,000 in unpaid taxes, fees, and penalties, and you’ll have to come to Louisiana to have your day in court, because reasons. But, you can avoid all that, and settle out of court by sending a check for $5000 to this address. What a deal, right? Of course it’s a PO Box. Do you think we’d really give out our street address to you peons? You might show up as a mob with torches and pitchforks, and don’t think we don’t see the vats of tar and bags of feathers back there in the back.