IRS Scammers Are Hilarious

Since the beginning of January I have received four phone calls from people claiming to be employees of the IRS telling me I need to pay several thousand dollars in back taxes or my property and savings will be confiscated and I will be fined $30,000 and sentenced to five years in jail. What makes this hilarious is that I don't owe any back taxes and the person calling me had a very pronounced East Indian accent. These IRS scammers must think us Americans are stupid. I did find out however, that the scammers have scammed approxiately 100 million dollars from people, most of them elderly, using this tactic. It appears that everywhere we turn crooks are trying to separate us from our money. I hope these sammers don't start sending us certified letters claiming we owe back taxes.

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They have no conscience. It would be laughable, if it weren't such a serious problem. Families with older members, BEWARE!!
Thank you for posting this, ZC!

Then why the hell doesn't the president do something about it?

The cost of conducting such a scam is so low that there are more than enough dumb Americans who have fallen for it. The news reports about 3000 "victims". Getting an average of $1000 from each, means a $3 million gain.

I feel like part of the "in" crowd now because I got a call from a tax scammer today. I didn't recognize the number so I didn't answer, but got a computer-generated type voicemail saying it was from the "Internal Revenue Services." I figured that by adding an "s" on "Service" they feel that they are protected from being accused of representing a government agency.

I really had half a notion to call them and punk them a little bit about how they actually owed me money, but it wasn't worth the effort.

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