Tuesday, August 16, 2016
*****SCAM ALERT! SCAM ALERT!*****
We received a phone call from a recorded message claiming to be from the IRS. This is a computer generated voice, it says:
(the beginning was not recorded clearly)…"The IRS has decided to initiate proceedings against 'your name', so in the next 24 hours we will be marking a lien on your assets and your bank accounts for you inability to settle your debt with the IRS. A collection officer will visit with you soon to complete the paperworks, if you have any questions then call our tax default line 844-325-0371, I repeat, 844-325-0371. If you do not call immediately or we do not hear from your attorney, you will be sole responsible for all legal consequences, good bye”
We looked up the area code and apparently it is one that charges you and not the originator of the call. When it came to the part ‘your name’, it actually said “YOUR NAME”. THAT by itself should clue you in that it is a scam. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT Give ANYONE your banking information, credit card numbers, or social security numbers. Simply hang up and call PBSO and the IRS. The IRS has it's own POLICE AND WILL INVESTIGATE.