Thursday, August 07, 2014


HEY! My guys! You won't believe what happened to me this morning O!
My house-phone rang!
Caller: Hi, is this xxx?

caller: I am an attorney working with the IRS.
ND: Ok.
caller: It is showing in our system that you are owing IRS.
ND: {Shocked} Owing?
caller: Yes! Did you not receive any notification?
ND: No!

caller: From our record it shows you were notified twice, by the local police and by mail, and we have your #SSN.
ND: Please, can you start all over again? Because, I don't understand what you are saying.{Buying time to collect my thoughts}
caller: I said, I am an IRS attorney, and you are a suspect of IRS, because you owe them. And your suspect  ID number is xxx. My name is WWW. My bar ID number is ###. Do you have a criminal lawyer to represent you?
ND:  OK.{I became suspicious because of his name! His name does not fit his  race-accent!} I don't have a criminal lawyer.
caller: Ok, I want to inform you that you are owing $k and ....
ND: {cuts in} W-H-A-T?!! I am not even working! How can I owe? {Confirmed he was a con-man, because I and hubby filed our tax together when we both worked.} Do you know what? I would give you a call back after I make some investigation on my part...
caller: {cuts in} I won't be here when you call back, there are other people and I have 2 mins to spare, and this conversation is recorded...
ND: LISTEN! I would call you back after talking to some people....
caller:{cuts in} You cannot share this info with a 3rd party and... 

He called back immediately, I ignored it and sent a message to hubby to be alert.

Hubby called the number and played along to get more info. The caller was anxious for me to pay the $$$$ and even mentioned our home address! Hubby asked what year I owned? He said; 2008-2012! #which year, I come obodo oyibo ooo!# Hubby told him off and he was angry and threatened my hubby that the conversation was recorded and can call the police. Hubby said, no problem, we would meet in court if he press charges! And hubby dropped the phone, and immediately went to IRS website and saw this:

This is an excerpt from the website, and the caller fitted all the description to the T! 

 characteristics of this scam include:
  • Scammers use fake names and IRS badge numbers. They generally use common names and surnames to identify themselves.
  • Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim’s Social Security number.
  • Scammers spoof the IRS toll-free number on caller ID to make it appear that it’s the IRS calling.
  • Scammers sometimes send bogus IRS emails to some victims to support their bogus calls.
  • Victims hear background noise of other calls being conducted to mimic a call site.
  • After threatening victims with jail time or driver’s license revocation, scammers hang up and others soon call back pretending to be from the local police or DMV, and the caller ID supports their claim.