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Old 07-14-2016, 07:46 PM   #81
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Wow, every day! Does it make you wonder what you did to get on that list? I wonder if it's your location or do you answer your phone.
Now I know why some of you get repeat calls.

Where did that telemarketer get your number? From you!

"Of course, there are plenty of other ways for crooked telemarketers to get your phone number, which explains many of the calls that practically everyone gets every day. Answering those calls is, in many cases, not much different from filling out that direct mail lottery card and sending it in. Just by picking up the phone and saying "Hello," you have informed the crook that your phone number is real and someone is home. And you've probably won yourself a spot on one of those sucker lists."
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:04 PM   #82
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If the IRS says they will never call you, then why do they have a spot on the tax return to include your daytime phone number? If I include my daytime phone number on my tax return, doesn't that mean the IRS might actually call me for some reason relating to my return?
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:14 PM   #83
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If the IRS says they will never call you, then why do they have a spot on the tax return to include your daytime phone number? If I include my daytime phone number on my tax return, doesn't that mean the IRS might actually call me for some reason relating to my return?
I've always had that same question.

Maybe a long time ago the IRS used to call people but you know how things move at a snails pace at the IRS. Just a guess .
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Old 07-15-2016, 12:14 PM   #85
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Maybe they used to call with questions until the scams started and then stopped so they could report that the "real IRS never calls"?
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:34 PM   #86
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If the IRS says they will never call you, then why do they have a spot on the tax return to include your daytime phone number? If I include my daytime phone number on my tax return, doesn't that mean the IRS might actually call me for some reason relating to my return?
I thought it was for wire taps not to call you.
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Old 07-15-2016, 04:39 PM   #87
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The IRS does call you if you contact them first and ask for a return call. I just had a nice conversation several weeks ago to sort out a wayward 1099R.
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:23 PM   #88
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Wow, every day! Does it make you wonder what you did to get on that list? I wonder if it's your location or do you answer your phone.

No, we rarely answer our landline. But now I'm getting them on my cell phone. I don't answer, but they leave a message. They are coming from Omaha. This is the number. I've blocked it now:

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Old 07-26-2016, 05:59 PM   #89
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I got a robo-call from the IRS today warning that this was my "final notice" regarding the lawsuit they had filed against me. Does that mean they're going to stop calling now?
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Old 07-26-2016, 06:06 PM   #90
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:53 PM   #91
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I got a robo-call from the IRS today warning that this was my "final notice" regarding the lawsuit they had filed against me. Does that mean they're going to stop calling now?
Now I only Bridget and Carmen from "Card Holder Services" would actually mean it when they say that every damned time they robocall me!
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Old 08-03-2016, 04:55 PM   #92
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Got 2 more, reported both numbers;

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Old 08-03-2016, 05:58 PM   #94
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I received my first call today. It originated in San Francisco.
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Got 2 more, reported both numbers;

567 248 6721
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Who did you report them to?

I don't know of anyone who is doing anything about these scammers. The Do Not Call list is for honest people.

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Old 08-03-2016, 06:34 PM   #96
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I went to the IRS website and used their link

Which was given on their special fraud advisory page

I don't talk to these criminals and it's never a real person, just a recording. I used to just lift and drop the phone to cut it off but now I let it record and then send the phone number to the Treasury.
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I went to the IRS website and used their link

Which was given on their special fraud advisory page

I don't talk to these criminals and it's never a real person, just a recording. I used to just lift and drop the phone to cut it off but now I let it record and then send the phone number to the Treasury.
That's nice, I see lots of info on how to avoid the scams (I guess it would be non-PC to say "Use your brain!" ). But what would the IRS or FTC actually do with a reported number? I can't imagine that they'd try to track them down. The number is likely spoofed, and the bad guys are probably not in the US.

I suspect your report ends up something like this:



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Old 08-04-2016, 12:14 AM   #98
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Why are you asking me? Call the IRS and ask them.

I'm just reporting fraud as a concerned citizen.

I'll take your advice and not do anything from now on.
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I just got a robocall threatening legal action

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