Beware Of The IRS Lawsuit Phone Scam!
Apparently scammers must be cashing in big from victims who truly believe the IRS has filed a lawsuit against them!
There has been so many published warnings and alerts about this scam from law enforcement as well as the IRS, but these relentless criminals are STILL calling potential victims daily again and again and since it has NOT gone away or the scammers has not been caught, that can only mean people are still falling for this scam and handing over their hard earned money to them without checking first to see if it’s valid.
NEW YORK AREA PHONE NUMBERS-VOICEMAILS
These crooks use many different phone numbers, mainly coming from New York, so if you block one number, the next week they will call you from a different number leaving recorded threatening voicemails if you don’t answer.
Here’s 2 numbers I have personally received calls from just in the past week on my cell phone, 315-207-4321 and 347 671-0570. And here is the 2 voicemail recordings they left:
These are just 2 of the phone numbers they have used and I’m sure there are many more and also using different area codes in different states.
The IRS has published an alert about this scam on their official irs.gov website and you can read more about here:
Have You Been Scammed?
If you provided your personal information like ss # birthdate etc , you need to contact the 3 credit bureaus- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, and place a fraud alert on your report. These criminals can steal your identity and may try and obtain credit in your name. Doing this will alert you for at least 90 days about any suspicious activity. Also file a police report with your local authorities and then file a complaint with the FBI’s internet crime center at http://www.ic3.gov/
In the hands of a thief, just your name, address, Social Security number or date of birth, can be used over and over months- even years down the road to:
Open new lines of credit
Seek medical attention
Drain savings and retirement accounts
Provide an alias when arrested
Get a job or file false tax returns
Get Payday Loans in your name
Obtain service agreements for cellular service or utilities
Obtain Government Documents such as a drivers license or passport
That’s why I highly recommend you get some sort of ongoing identity theft protection such as the services offered through companies like LifeLock-Visit Their Website Here or Identity Force-visit their website here! LifeLock and Identity Force are both reputable companies that monitors your accounts and alerts and protects you from identity theft.