I got a call from 202 769 5226 (a DC number) from a woman who said her name was Shirley Carter of the IRS. Her accent was foreign. She furnished me Badge number 1090885.
There was a problem with my returns between 2008 and 2013, she said. (Note: The statute of limitations has run on some of those years.) “Why haven’t I seen anything in the mail?” I asked. You must have misplaced it, she told me.
I asked her to remail the material. She hung up. And hasn’t called back.
A call to that number yields only hold music.
The IRS does not call out of the blue.
Googling that number, I see this: http://www.whocalledme.com/PhoneNumber/202-769-5226
“I had a call from an IRS agent who said her name was Shirley Carter and she gave a badge number of 1090885. She said after a standard 5-year audit, the IRS had sent me a letter in January saying I owed Taxes. If I received it I don’t remember it. She said that they were filing papers to have me arrested for defrauding the government on reported income and deductions. Since I only took the standard during the two years she stated I didn’t give her any more information and told her I would call her back after I had a chance to review my tax returns. I am not calling her back.”
“Got a message from 202-769-5226 saying that they were from the IRS and they were going to sue me, which the IRS doesn’t do, and to call them back on 509-588-7570. After looking up both numbers I found that they both are scam numbers and reported them to the IRS at this site: http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/con…m_ok.shtml. Hopefully you and future people will do the same.”
UPDATE: Brett Stone adds:
The IRS has a warning about this scam on their website @ http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Renews-Phone-Scam-Warning