WATCH OUT EVERYONE! THIS IS A SCAM! THIS IS VERIFIED AS A SCAM! THE IRS DOES NOT CALL TAX PAYERS LIKE THIS!
This caller is without a doubt a SCAM! The SCAMMER is spoofing a Washington DC area code and number and is claiming to be from the US Treasury Taxation and Revenue Department's Investigation Division. They called us using an American sir name but speaking with very broken English asking for my wife by name and demanding to speak to her. This despite our taxes being filed joint since we have been married over 30 years? First clue was the No "US Government" ID on the number. I took advantage of the noise we have on our line right now since it was drowning him out telling him I could not hear him clearly. After a bit of this he got upset and said he would call her back and he hung up. This was on the 2nd. It's now the 5th and no call back.
To verify that this is in deed a scam for anyone out there who may be concerned. We have a regional IRS office here in Albuquerque New Mexico. After talking to them and H&R Block, who would have to handle our case if there was a real one, they both confirmed that this is an illegal fraud scam. The caller is trying to strong arm people into paying up a fee to put their cases on a back burner to give them more time to come up with the other fines and penalties the caller is claiming are levied. The caller(s) also make threats to show up and take everything you own, put you in jail, and a number of other threats. The clearest policy to use with these scammers is this one..
THE IRS DOES NOT CALL ANY ONE ABOUT ANY TAX CASE! THEY COMMIT ALL ACTIONS IN WRITING AND THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THEY WILL CONTACT A TAX PAYER.
IF you happen to have access to a regional office as we do here in Albuquerque. If you have any concerns you can walk into your regional office and they can verify your status and relieve you of any concerns. If you don't. You are bound to have an H&R Block office you can call to ask about these call. They are freely spreading the word about this scam.