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?
Sep 22nd, 2016
THIS IS A SCAM!! my wife received a call from this number from a Harry Lewis who quoted irs code 1101 and said she had an outstanding irs bill. he said that he had an arrest warrant but will transfer her to the local police department who would be able to work with her to cancel the warrant. he instructed her to get electronic gift cards from target in small denominations - 4 x $2,000 and 1 x $920. he said to tell target it was for personal use for a wedding or family to avoid target rejected the request because of suspicions and calling the police department. she purchased the gift card and he wanted her to read the numbers off the back of the card...thank goodness the phone disconnected - he called back and i took the phone and asked if he was from irs...he got irritated and said he was tired of his time being wasted and transferred me to the "local police" - an "Officer Mark Anderson" and my husband asked him for his badge number. After ignoring him, my husband asked a 2nd time and he told us to come to down to the police department to turn herself in because he was tired of wasting his time. My husband hung up on him and called the police department who told us it was a scam and that IRS ALWAYS sends all correspondence via the us postal system - they never try to collect via gift cards....so we were lucky to walk right back into target and cancel the gift card...of course poor target thought they were getting scammed because of the amount of the transaction, but after several verifications, cheerfully refunded the money.
Sep 19th, 2016
Same happened to me.
Sep 19th, 2016
Said IRS and my final notice they say call this number to find out more info. they are suing me. called back using *67 and they dont answer.