I received the same recording - final notice before an IRS lawsuit. Stupidly, I called back which only verifies they have a working number and it just rang & rang. I asked my CPA about it and he said the IRS doesn't make phone calls so it's obviously a scam.
Sep 23rd, 2016
I've gotten dozens of calls recently, from this number as well as others (Florida and New Jersey numbers). It's a pain in the neck, dealing with corrupt and stupid people.
Sep 22nd, 2016
I had a missed call from this number and called back. I couldn't make out anything he said because his Indian accent was so heavy. Something about a lawsuit or something, I knew he was full of it. The odd part is, I allowed the phone to ring so long it went silent for 5 seconds and then there was a click like it transferred and he answered.
Sep 22nd, 2016
I just received an automated call from this phone number with a message stating that the IRS had filed a lawsuit against me and that this was my final notification. I called the number back and spoke to a gentleman with a foreign accent who said his name was "Officer Mapsmith" and that there is a pending case against me. He wanted my information so he could pull up my file. I asked for more information before giving my info because I wanted to validate whom I was speaking with. He refused and hung up the phone.
I called back, the phone rang and rang and then another foreign gentleman answered the and said his name is Agent Michael Hobbs and he is with department GS99897 "Government Services" 99897 and because of my caller ID he got my name. I asked where they were located, he answered in San Diego, CA, but 213 area code is for Los Angeles, CA and when I mentioned that, he told me that if I was not who my called ID identified, that I would need to call back when I was able to speak to them in person, and once again hung up.
This is a scam.
Same happened to me. There is also another number from L.A. 213-479-1894. I reported both numbers to the IRS. Interesting thing on the IRS website that said the things that IRS does NOT do, one being asking for gift cards. Why are people so corrupt?