Received a call saying from "Washington DC.. 202-580-8292" ..stating "This is the IRS Tax Fraud and Misconduct Unit".. and to please call.. 1. IRS IS NOT LOCATED IN WASHINGTON DC under any circumstances.. they have certain places.. 2. Per the IRS on their website... “Taxpayers should remember their first contact with the IRS will not be a call from out of the blue, but through official correspondence sent through the mail." ... 3. Plus I found this interesting as this WAS NOT the telephone number I put on my taxes.. EVER... FRAUD ON THEIR PART...
OMG, it's the I R S.... (pause) I did something wrong... OMG, I'm so scared...
They called me about the IRS violation and they informed me there is an investigation about criminal tax record found in my taxes. I released they are scam!
California Feb 03rd, 2017
You have to keep calling them and cuss them out when they hang up call again for at least one hour. I called cussed them out and kept calling and cussing them out till they finally blocked my number. If enough people call and harass them they close down call center
WACHENHEIM, ROBERT JASON gay dude trying to get a fix
It's a scammer calling pretending to be the IRS
Be careful. I called back right away and no one answered. I should have *67 before I dialed. The return with the number may have been all they wanted to complete whate very scam it is they are trying to pull off.
Just got the same call - watch out people. Don't get down with Officer Brown...you will probably frown.
They just called me. Glad I had sense enough to google the number. I thought it was a scam!
I also got a phone call from them today telling me that exact same thing as I read on here. But I caught on immediately, in fact I asked the guy on the phone if it was a fraudulent phone call. I told him to give me the 800 number directly to the main office and his extension number, he proceeded to give me the 800 number however he hung up on me right after give me (1 800). I have to be honest, it should be for a minute So I spent half of my day fuc***g with them.. i've called him several times, and I've said things that, well let's just say that they regretted calling me, I'm very sure of that.. and I will continue tomorrow to give them a taste of their own medicine .. by the way, they called me from three different numbers, one of those numbers is 202-601-5094
.. same group same scam. Beware
California Jan 26th, 2017
I blocked this number and have filed a complaint with the FTC. Do not call them back.
I got a call from this # this morning. They left a computer generated voicemail from a "Officer Marcus Brown from Criminal Investigation Division of I.R.S." They also sent a text threatening a lawsuit against me, an arrest warrant and said my property, bank accounts and social benefits will be frozen if I don't respond. Reporting to the FTC https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov
The IRS never calls people. This is an obvious scam. Remember consumer reports put out numerous attempts to alert the public to protect them from these fraudulent fishers. Report their number to the FBI.
Got a call today 1 25 2017 saying exact same thing.
I just got the same call and vm that was 46 seconds long from a computer voice. Total scam and should be reported.
North Carolina Jan 25th, 2017
Complete sc called me today as well filed a complaint with the real IRS
for fun call them back and tell them you've called the police, i called them from several blocked numbers just to mess with them. when you call from a different number and say you're scared of being locked up, i gave them all this fake info just to beat them at their own game, then i blew an air horn into the mic just to blast their ears. FUCK THEM
this is a fake IRS scam, they're east indian and completely fake
Same exact thing. Someone just called me and said they were from the IRS. Do not call them back they are a SCAM! The IRS would never call anyone to tell them they are being investigated by phone.
My son whose away at college just got scared to death. They told him if he didn't send $2000 asap there'd be an arrest warrant placed on him. When he told them he was going to call me (his dad) they said you have 3 seconds and we'll place the warrant. If I find those motherfuckers, they are going to wish we never met.
Connecticut Jan 24th, 2017
SCAM. These people should be put in jail.
This morning, on January 24, 2017 I also received a call from (202) 580-8292 number, which I did not answer (missed), however the call went to Voicemail. I have 46 seconds recording of computer-generated voice/message, stating “This is Officer Marcus Brown and I am calling from Criminal Investigation Division of IRS…. after audit, we found that there is a fraud and misconduct on your tax which you were hiding from the Federal Government…”
I did not call this number back, as this call/VM appears to be nothing but “IRS-Impersonation Telephone Scam.”
DO NOT speak to anyone calling from this number and DO NOT provide any personal or financial information, not even your first name!
FYI…Here is the link to the IRS official website regarding Tax Scams: https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-scams-consumer-alerts
This is a scam, legally the IRS can only notify you by mail, not a phone call. Do not call this number back
California Jan 21st, 2017
Just called me too, same message. Total scam!
Massachusetts Jan 21st, 2017
This number called my Repair shop today. It was automated male voice saying i had been called because of a problem with my irs taxes and to call them (the irs fraud authority) I called them immediately and cussed them out telling them they were going to be reported. they immediatly hung up on me and i continued to call them 40 times this morning and they would answer i would cuss them out and tell them they were being reported to the FTC and also the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. every single time i would call they would hang up right after picking up the number - i could hear them in the background everytime. this is a scam!!
California Jan 21st, 2017
Called me today and left the same message as below. Marcus Brown, IRS, fraud on your taxes... yada yada yada... Obviously scam.
California Jan 20th, 2017
Called me today. I laughed but wanted to report it due to I am tax Processor since 1996 and Accountant by trade for large companies, small companies and individuals. Just report them.
Scam! I was RIPPED out of bed by a voicemail from an official sounding automated message from these guys! The # showed up as Washington DC and the number is VERY CLOSE to the actual IRS phone number. I almost gave them money till they told me I needed to go to 7-11 and get a prepaid card. Then I knew it was a scam.
For over a year now - these calls have been coming. What a scam - and where is the FTC? I know it is has been reported - but I love calling them back over and over an over again - yelling insults - until they block my number. Now they are texting....
Total scam. Just received call from this number. IRS would not phone.
California Jan 18th, 2017
Just received a voicemail from this number. Please do not call them.
Fake IRS scam. just got it today in Florida.
Total Scam!! Don't return call!!!!
Please read this is total scam!!! They told me I owed $2450 to the IRS for misrepresentation on my taxes and I can't talk to my tax attorney because it's time and privacy sensitive !!!
I just bought $2450 in I tunes gift cards so they can convert to federal tax pay vouchers I just got completely scammed then I told them not to call me back and they callled me from an illinois number claiming they were from the police department !! Horrible do not
Washington Jan 18th, 2017
Total Scam!! Don't return call
"Hi, my name is officer Marcus Brown and I am calling from criminal investigation division of irs the matter at the hand is extremely time sensitive and urgent as after all of it. We found that there was a fraud and misconduct on your tax. Which you are hiding from the federal government this needs to be rectified immediately. Please do return the call as soon as you receive the message the number is 202-580-8292. I repeat again 202-580-8292. Thank you."
called as a IRS agent. Complete scam. Do not return call.
Massachusetts Jan 13th, 2017
S C A M A L E R T They called my cell phone number. It is a recording with a threatening message to call them back. They claim to be an officer with the IRS.
THE IRS WOULD CONTACT VIA MAIL. NOT A PHONE CALL.
New Jersey Jan 13th, 2017
Automated voice mail stating IRS doing investigation related to a,return and audit. The IRS would send in writing.
Automated voice mail stating IS doing investigation related to a,return and audit. The IRS would send in writing.
Total scam - got same message.
We got this call at our business in Oak Lawn, IL
Same info as below.. utter scam
Same as the info below....ridiculous!
California Jan 11th, 2017
Hi, my name is officer Marcus Brown and I am calling from criminal investigation division of irs the matter at the hand is extremely time sensitive and urgent as after all of it. We found that there was a fraud and misconduct on your tax. Which you are hiding from the federal government this needs to be rectified mediate. Lee so do return the call as soon as you receive the message the number is 202-580-8292. I repeat again 202-580-8292. Thank you.
California Jan 10th, 2017