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Re: IRS scam
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2016, 09:26:43 PM »
Talking to these people is a waste of time.  Asking to be removed from their list is a waste of time.  These folks are already breaking the law, so they are not interested in your wishes.


I believe if they suspect I'm on to them, they aren't going to waste their time on me. I did expect at least a little resistance.  They called twice yesterday. They haven't called back today since our little talk.

They only call so many times, because there are so many people to call.  If you don't talk to them, meaning that you don't answer the phone -- they still go away.  And if you get a call the next day, it's very likely a different person, from a different operation in a different location.  There are tons of these people, all using the same methods.  They can't be bothered to think that someone is on to them, because we can't find them -- because they're not shacked up at the local strip mall.
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Re: IRS scam
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2016, 09:36:53 PM »
     On another note,   IRS, letter of change of address.
This is sent out, to new and old address if you change it.

   So, 2 copies by their website, if they only change something brilliant.   

Correct?

   So, I only received one copy that my address is changed.

  This means, someone, changed it, and filling a fake Tax return, hoping to get back money.

 I heard this is the latest scam. pay attention to change of address forms.   like I have enough issues .   
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Re: IRS scam
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2016, 06:56:57 PM »
Some times just for s**ts and giggles, when I know the caller is a scam, I answer the phone stating the name of a phony Law Firm. They hang up quick.
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Re: IRS scam
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2016, 08:19:01 PM »
My cell phone number has been in the Yellow Pages since 2005, so I get business-to-business telemarketers too... several calls per day at times.
AT&T cell service has a new feature where you can block and report any number with a few taps on the screen. I do it, even though I know reporting them doesn't do much good, just to avoid the next call from that specific number.
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Re: IRS scam
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2016, 11:22:45 PM »
Some times just for s**ts and giggles, when I know the caller is a scam, I answer the phone stating the name of a phony Law Firm. They hang up quick.

I like that. I'll use it.
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Re: IRS scam
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2019, 08:14:29 AM »
I understand that there is another IRS scam going around now. Be aware of the fact that the IRS does not call people. they contact people by mail on official letterhead documents and envelopes. So any call from someone purporting too be IRS is a scam.

I also get a lot of calls from (302)-335-xxxx , usually at a rate of 2-5 times a day. I assume they are either scams or people in that exchange are to brilliant to dial a phone correctly.
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Re: IRS scam
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2019, 08:28:46 AM »
I understand that there is another IRS scam going around now. Be aware of the fact that the IRS does not call people. they contact people by mail on official letterhead documents and envelopes. So any call from someone purporting too be IRS is a scam.

I also get a lot of calls from (302)-335-xxxx , usually at a rate of 2-5 times a day. I assume they are either scams or people in that exchange are to brilliant to dial a phone correctly.

Many scammers spoof Caller ID with a number in the same exchange as their intended victim, hoping you will think it's from the local area and pick up the call.
The only cure for this will be to make spoofing Caller ID a federal felony, but that will never happen because there's too much money in it...
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Re: IRS scam
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2019, 06:27:49 PM »
I have another cure. We never answer the landline phone. All of our calls go to answering machines and services. So most of them just hang up, and the ones that don't just get deleted. People we know will get call backs when we get time.
As far as cell phones, we each have one that is about 15-18 years old, and we don't text, or have voice mail. It works like this. If we want to make a call we just dial the number. If we get a call, we have all our friends and family programmed in so it shows who's calling. If we don't recognize the caller, well, you know what they say. Oh well, sucks to be you.
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Re: IRS scam
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2019, 08:03:35 PM »
I know someone that bought smart phones (not expensive ) and if you don’t have the number programmed in the phone the caller has to hit a number to get through . The spoof and robo callers do not get through that way . So it drastically cuts down on phone calls.