Skip to comments.Why Would the IRS be calling from Wash D.C.?
Posted on 05/31/2014 4:12:41 PM PDT by Vinylly
We have gotten two recorded messages from Wash. D.C. (Fri. Sat.). They say they are the IRS, not to ignore their message and call this number-----------. The phone number they called from was (202)241-2158. We're afraid to call the number because it might be some kind of scam. We've always paid our taxes in a timely manner with an accountant. Seems like if we were to be audited we would get a letter from our local Seattle IRS office. Has anyone else received such phone calls?
Wait til you get a letter or not before worrying in the least.
Scam. Do not call back.
They a ALWAYS make contact via letter. You would be asked to call them.
Just my 2 cents' worth.
My understanding is they always send a letter. The call number is likely a scam and should be reported.
I did a reverse directory search on the number and the commentators on the site all say it’s a scam and not to call back. Sounds right to me.
I got a call from the FBI once.
Agent 001, Bob. LOL
The next time you get a suspicious call like that, just enter the telephone number into a search engine. There are a number of sites that will tell you what it is. If it’s a scam, you won’t be the first and there will be comments.
DO NOT ANSWER the call UNDER ANY circumstances!!!! IRS ALWAYS
will contact by mail if it is important they will request a signature!!!!!
Google the number with comma,IRS—shows you are not alone with this scam.
They make contact via mail or showing up at your door.
DO NOT CALL BACK. As a guy who just went through a big ordeal with the IRS, I know that they don’t operate that way. As an aside, the IRS lackeys I dealt with were always very nice and professional. Except for the corrupt leadership, I give the organization high marks.
“They make contact via mail or showing up at your door.
With a SWAT team.
From the horse’s mouth:
While it may show up in a search, basically the telephone number that shows up is whatever the calling telephone cares to send. There is no security, and they can transmit whatever number they like. They often use the real telephone numbers of the IRS office in Washington, even if they are calling from Nigeria or China.
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