New IRS Phone Scam
It appears that our friends at the real IRS have even more competition in separating people from their money from imposters.
Earlier this morning, a client called and said that there was a voice mail message on her husband’s cell phone, claiming to be from the IRS and that they needed to call back by the end of business today. I didn’t recognize the 800 number given as being one of the regular ones that IRS uses.
Instead of calling that number back, we decided that it would be best for her to call the main IRS info line at 1–800–829–1040 and ask them to pull up her account.
She just called us back and said that when she called the main IRS switchboard, they had no pending actions against them or anything else that would have warranted any contact from an IRS agent. They also told her that they didn’t even have any of their cell phone numbers in their database.
So, this was obviously another scam from some scumbag looking to trick people into revealing their personal identification, credit card and bank info, much like the email version that I mentioned last month.