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IRS SCAM/FRAUD ALERT
IRS SCAM/FRAUD ALERT - I don't normally answer out of state calls when they show up in the caller-id. If no name shows up, and only a phone number I usually wait for a message left, then I'll pick up if I recognize who is calling. This is a good habit because I've answered fraud calls in the past.
Today, I saw a Washington, D.C. number in my caller-id land line phone. I thought, since my daughter recently relocated to the D.C. area, I'd better answer. I got a message from a 202-241-0211 directing me to call a Steve Madden 949-873-8412. The message stated if I did not call him immediately, I would be flagged as avoiding a legal matter. When I called this Steve, he spoke with a fairly strong Indian accent. I introduce myself telling him about the message to call him.
He ask if he was speaking to me including my middle initial and last name. This got my attention because this Steve really sounded like I needed to be really concerned. He informed me I had directly called the U.S. Treasury department on an IRS matter dating back a few years. He stated the IRS had been ... more
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