Got a call today to call back 800-829-7650, coming from 716 area code. was weary bcuz i do owe. Called reg number n was told it was a scam n no one called me. Oh but at least i got an update on my tax status
California Feb 07th, 2014
I was receiving calls from 716-206-3218 and was told to call 800-829-7650
. Never did any of that thinking it was scam. The 800 is valid IRS. Pertaining to Levy. I never received any mail from IRS. Recently my bank accounts were levied by the IRS. I never received any info from them except the recent calls. I went down to meet 1-on-1 with them and they said issue with my taxes. On the levy was a different address. Same name, same SSN, different address. I was victom of my Identity Theft, so all mail from the IRS was going to a different address. Take this number and these calls very seriously. Go down and meet with them if for nothing more than verifying your profile.
I received the phone call from caller ID 716-206-3218
today, yesterday and last month. I picked up on all occasions, all claimed to be Internal Revenue Service and asked me to call 800 829 7650 by the end of the business, in a recorded message (female voice). I called IRS hotline one month ago when I first received such call, waited 45 mins before any agent answered me, checked my tax record and everything fine. I did ask the IRS agent who was on the phone if ever IRS will call me, she said they will sometimes depending on the situation. She also gave me a TIGTA number to report any scam: 800-366-4484
. So I never got to call this 800 829 7650 number the calls asked me to call back. So it could be a scam as IRS never contacted me on any tax issues.
The phone number (716)206-3218 has been calling me a few times a day for months. I even changed my phone number & before I gave my number out to anyone they called AGAIN on my new phone number!! They would call & it would be a recorded message saying it was the IRS asking me to call them back at 800-829-7650
with case number 915-594-4144
. I would call back & get a recorded voice saying it was the IRS asking for my SS # or operator extension. I would put in the case number 3 times then just keep hitting zero after being on hold for a few mins I got a hold of a gentleman who gave his last name & an ID # asking for my SS # when I asked who he was and where he was from he started to get flustered & threatened to call the police due to my
California Nov 05th, 2013
Actually, the caller ID showed 716-206-3218
, but I was left a message and told to call 8008297650
by end of day. When I called it, it said it was unavailable due to technical difficulties. It could be because the govt is shutdown today. I believe this could be a real IRS number, but tied into a scam by some kind of bypass system. I am already on a payment system with IRS so don't know why they would call me and not send written communication like they always do. When I called the number that actually called me, it said it was no longer in service (this was not the number they said to call), so I would definitely call this a SCAM!
They hope to get you on the phone and get you to reveal you SS #. If you don't answer they leave a professional sounding message asking you to call 800-829-7650
by "Close of business today.". They also leave "case reference number." In our case it was 10 numbers long. The number they leave is an actual IRS number. If you call the number they called from a recording says "the number you called is not in service."
The call came in from a 716-206-3218
number, but the voicemail was an automated message telling me to call 800-829-7650 by end of business. It said to reference a case# when I called. I called, and it was the IRS. It asked for me to enter my SSN, and I did. I waited for over 30 min for a rep to pick up, but gave up. I am concerned now that somehow someone will be able to retrieve my SSN.
Um, scammers can post on here as easily as legit folks...FROM THE IRS website:
"As part of this program, a file of delinquent accounts is transmitted to FMS to be matched against pending federal payments you are due. When a match is found, we send you a Final Notice - Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing, CP 90 or CP 297, if another Final Notice has not already been issued. See Tax Information for Appeals for additional information about your right to a hearing."
The phone number is on that page as well and it is in fact this 800 number...so actually not really sure what to say here. Both parties seem to be correct. The 800 number is legit - HOWEVER - it is 100-000-0000
% true that the IRS will SEND YOU A NOTICE for any issues you are having - think about it logically folks - this is the government - they WANT a paper trail.
New Jersey Sep 11th, 2012
Everyone one here that says it's legit, I would be concerned that they are working with the scammers in this case. They would want people to believe it's real. It's not. Call the real IRS # posted on the internet at the IRS website. I have had plenty of dealings with the IRS and they have NEVER called. I have ONLY and ALWAYS received letters. Don't give anything to anyone who calls you and tells you to call this number.
California Mar 10th, 2012
The phone number is legit BUT THE CALL IS NOT! It's a scammer posing as an IRS agent trying to trick you into giving out your SS#. When you refuse, they give you all legit IRS contact info in hopes that they'll sound authentic and as the conversation progresses, you'll let your guard down.
DON'T GIVE OUT YOUR SS# OVER THE PHONE!
California Aug 28th, 2010
it is legit..i didn't feel ok calling but they knew more about me than i did.
Including how much i had paid,was paid, and owed from previous years.
Its legit. and I did owe...i did not file for 2008
New Jersey Aug 02nd, 2010
Said to be IRS, left a reference #. Called at almost 8pm and said I had to call by close of business today. Sorry, impossible. Also, did not ask for me by name and the phone # on the IRS website is different. They MUST mail you something if they intend to collect money or if you owe something to them.
If I don't see a postal mailing, I will go to the IRS office and ask about it myself. I refuse to give out any info on the phone as many people have called here for people I do not know and I have had this phone # for years.
Sounds like a new scam so look out for identity theft.
800-829-7650 is a valid IRS number for the Federal Payment Levy Program. If you receive a legitimate call requesting you call this number, you probably owe Uncle Sam some money or its a case of mistaken identity. If you call the number and refuse to input your SS#, you will eventually be transfered to a real person. If you still feel uncomfortable giving out any personal information, I recommend you go in person to your local IRS office. They should be able to assist. However, I wouldn't just ignore the call as you could find your bank account seized or your wages garnished.
For those who still are not sure it a CREDIT COLLECTION COMPANY X 000-000-0000000-000-0000000-000-0000
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ITS A CREDIT COLLECTION COMPANY !!! they were looking for the person who owned my cell phone before me. They took me of the LIST !! Just call give them nothing , except the case no. let them tell you the name on the case if its yours then what you do is up to you, tell them you moved to the moon if you like. If its not your name do what I did and ask them to take it of THE LIST!!
Said they were IRS, I would not give them any info at all, they had left a case number and I gave it to them, before she looked it up
she asked me my name, I said you tell me what name does the case number say. She looked it up and asked me if my name was Kimberly Smith, I said no ( not many men called Kimberly that I know of ) do I know who she is ? I said I have never heard of her . She asked me for my tel. no. I gave it to her ( as they had left a message on it for me) and she said she will take it off the list. It was a CREDIT COLLECTION CALL for the person who owned the cell phone before I did. Even if your not the person that they are looking for
and you give them your info. then you may be paying for someone that you do not even know. Good luck untangling that mess!!
they called said they were irs
Anyone who ignores this call is just going to end up in more trouble than they are already. This is the IRS calling to set-up payment plans. If you don't do it, they take 75% of your paycheck. To the people who claim this number has nothing to do with the IRS, perhaps you should try google. Search for "800-829-7650 site:irs.gov" and you'll see that this number appears over 150 times on the IRS website.
Received a voicemail from this unknown number stating they were the IRS, for me to call them back before the close of the business day (8pm), and provided me a case number. I called the number, did have to put in my SSN and spoke with a representative. This number IS the IRS. The Tax Levy division. Thank GOD, the case number was not for me but for the former AT&T customer that had my same number. If you receive a call from them, I would certainly call them back. It really, seriously, is the IRS. The representative you speak with will confirm and give his or her name and personal identification number.
This number was left by my housemate for me to call. When I called the robovoice said I had reached the Internal Revenue Service. The robovoice asked for me to enter my social security number or tax ID number. SORRY! I don't think so!
This is a legitimate number for the IRS. My brother is a victim of identify theft whereby his identity was used to file a fraudulent tax return. Although the suspects have been tried and sentenced, he continues to have difficulty clearing this matter. This is the contact phone number provided in documents he has received from the IRS.
California Oct 13th, 2009
I received a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS from this number and she asked for my SSN. I declined and said she'd have to mail me a notice about whatever she was calling about. A few days later I received a letter from IRS (specifically, their Automated Collection System). It gave 800-829-7650 as the number I should call. I was still suspicious. I spent a significant amount of time speaking with the IRS, after calling them at their 800-829-1040
number. Eventually I was transferred to a representative with the IRS Automated Collections System. The number 800-829-7650 is the number for the IRS ACS Support, and it IS A LEGIT NUMBER FOR THE IRS. You can safely call this number. It turned out mine was a case of mistaken identity and was told to pitch the letter.
SCAM. The automated message came in to my work number, not a number that is on any of my IRS documentation. Also, I am pretty sure I don't owe a thing and verified that with my partner. I called the legitimate IRS and they cannot look anything up by a case number. Also, because I am curious, I dialed the number that was given in the VM and they wanted my SS, which I did not provide, they looked up the case number and made some excuse about this being a mistake.
They were SUPER helpful - too helpful. I don't believe that IRS employees are that happy/helpful and the ones I talked to after calling the 1-800-829-1040
published IRS number were a little grumpy. More in line with what I would expect. The 1-800-829-1040
IRS rep said they thought it was a scam and wanted to know if I had received anything in the mail; which I have not. THEN, they were really surprised to hear that I had been contacted at work.
So someone calls you from an unknown number and asks you for your name, SSN#, address, and birth date. If you give it to them, they send you a notice to send them money.
If you do not give them the information, then they give you the IRS number. You call and they do not have a levy against you. They do this so that that you cannot complain about them. You don't have a number. Don't do it.
The IRS will send you a snail mail everytime.
This is a scam.
I believe this number is legitimate. I was worried when I read the comment posted by MB, so I also called the 1-800-829-1040
number. Although the IRS agent I spoke with didn't know that extension, sheconfirmed that I had been called by another IRS agent on the night I received the call giving me this number.
The agent said she thought the IRS controlled all the 800-829-XXXX numbers. If it was a scam, I think it might have been a completely different number (e.g., 1-900-...)
I just got the same call. Entered my social and as I was on the last number I got suspicious and hung up. Called the IRS directly and they said that they are NOT contacting me and that I am NOT being Levied!!
How do we report this and to whom?? I'm afraid that I might have just been scammed.
July 2009, have had no communication from the IRS at all...nothing. I get a phone message with a case number. I think it is bogus. See these postings on line. Call the number. The auto answer gives me 7 options....AFTER ... I had to enter my SSN#...this is most certainly concerning!
They called from an unidentified number which I doubt the IRS would do and left a message demanding I call by end of business at 8:00pm. Haven't called yet.
District of Columbia Jul 14th, 2009
They started talking before the answering machine started recording. Demanded that call be returned by close of business today. Gave a case number. No indentification given at the end. There have been so many scams that I don't think I'll return the call.
I got a letter claiming to be from the IRS. The signature is illegible. It says I haven't paid my taxes since 2002 and requests that I send a check and my home and work phone number in the amount of $12000 and to send all of my previous tax returns. My name is not on the To: field. it says Rev Carol. The hours of operation and phone number are wrong (They claim to be from the Kansas City, MO branch). I've never been there myself. The phone number above is listed as the contact and when I call an answering machine claims that this is the IRS and to call back during normal business hours.
Contrary to that MB stated, (800) 829-7650 IS the IRS.
The number is listed in numerous IRS publications.
It is a VERY BAD IDEA to ignore them.
Got a call from someone claiming to be IRS, asked for my SS#, I refused to give and asked for a way to verify that the caller was from the IRS. Caller gave me the number 800-829-7650. I called number and was asked by automatic machine to enter SS#. I hung up and called the known IRS phone number 800-829-1040
) and they claimed it was a scam, that the IRS will never ask for your SS#.
Would really like to know who it was or just another telemarketing company!!!