Would they care to?
I just received a spam voicemail that said the IRS had issued an arrest warrant for me for a phantom tax bill, or something.
Of course, my first reaction was to do a google search for the telephone number it came from with “IRS SCAM.” And, of course, the IRS was there to warn that of course it was some Russian, Floridian, or Nigerian scams (we all realize now that these “Nigerian” perps were as American as apple pie too, right?). Always scams meant to con the poorly-educated out of their hard-earned dollas.
That’s not the point, though. The link went to the IRS, or course. It had some suggestions for what to do based on if you know you actually owe or totally don’t. Who to contact to let know what’s happening. For me:
If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484.
The information was posted in document IR-2013-84, on Oct. 31, 2013, so it was done when we had a President who wasn’t an inept, vindictive, hateful Russian agent. This all says 2 things:
- This is STILL going on because Americans are gullible, poorly-educated easy-marks to this con. Pretty sad. People who are moderately average, like me, should be able to sniff this out as BUSHIT seconds after the voicemail / email scam dropped in their lap. We are collectively, just dumb like sand.
- It makes me sad that there is no way for me to try being part of the solution. Because there is NO WAY I would call a number that rings to THIS REICH. There is no way they are competent enough to defend us against this. LOL. There is a better chance that TrumpCo is partnered with the crime family running the SCAM.
We are so screwed.