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Letter: The IRS doesn’t call

Please be reminded that the IRS does not use phone calls. If you get one, just hang up.

I just had one recently and they left a message. If you listen to the message its the same one as before.

The lady starts out by saying: “You must call this number back. If you do not call this number, you will be liable for any consequences for failing to call this number back.” So I am a traveling notary and I called it back.

It doesn’t dawn on me that this person didn’t identify herself. So I call back and man answers and I didn’t say who I was, so if you do call back, don’t say this is so and so returning your call. I just said, “Can I help you?” and he said, “Are you returning the phone call that was left on your machine?” and I said no. He said, “Are you sure you are not returning the phone call that was left on your machine?” I said, “I just called this number. So what do you want?”

He said, “What is your name?” and I said, “What do you want?”

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He wanted my name. I thought my name is on the answering machine so this is another one of those fake IRS calls. I refused to give my name.

He said, “I am from the IRS” and I said, “You’re another one of those fake calls. You’re a fake and if you call back again, I am calling the Colorado State Attorney General’s Office and giving them this phone number.”

He hung up. This is not the IRS. Do not engage them in any conversation and don’t give them your name.

Jane Spaulding


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