Scamming on Craigslist
California Apr 06th, 2017
Called twice in 2 days...saying they received a notice to block my social security number. Block it from what ?! SCAM !
Said I needed to call back this number because it was a time sensitive that my Social Security Number was going to be deactivated. Called Yesterday 9/19/16 and today 9/20/16 around the same time at 11:45 AM. This is a Scam for sure!
Claimed they would be deactivating my social security number. ok sure SCAM!@!
This is a scam... below is from the IRS website if you want to report it:
IR-2014-84, Aug. 28, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS.
These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They may know a lot about you, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. If you don’t answer, they often leave an “urgent” callback request.
“These telephone scams are being seen in every part of the country, and we urge people not to be deceived by these threatening phone calls,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. “We have formal processes in place for people with tax issues. The IRS respects taxpayer rights, and these angry, shake-down calls are not how we do business.”
The IRS reminds people that they can know pretty easily when a supposed IRS caller is a fake. Here are five things the scammers often do but the IRS will not do. Any one of these five things is a tell-tale sign of a scam. The IRS will never:
Call to demand immediate payment, nor will we call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill..
Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and asking for money, here’s what you should do:
If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS workers can help you with a payment issue.
If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at www.tigta.gov.
said they would deactivate my social. lol. scam
Received a call on my work number, told me they would be deactivating my social security number if I didn't get this taken care of. (I don't know what they were referring to that needed to be taken care of but, I hung up)
Claimed to be IRS. Sounded like a foreign based call center. Only used the short form of my first name. Hung up when I asked to talk to her supervisor.