Whenever I hear of someone falling victim to phone scams, my blood boils. Most often the victim is elderly or vulnerable in some way and can ill afford to send money to scam artists. One of the most prevalent phone scams today is people posing as IRS agents. I'm going to tell you how to recognize the scam, but also explain how you can fight back — while having a little fun with the scammers. The "officer" will then inform you that the police are on their way to arrest you because you have failed to respond to their many notifications.
The only way to halt the arrest warrant is to follow the instructions of the "officer. The reason why the scammers ask for gift cards instead of taking money directly out of people's banks is to avoid financial trails that will get them shut down.
I would imagine that this tactic produces less money in the short term, but more in the long term as it enables them to operate the scam for much longer. Know this — and this is important — the IRS doesn't call people. I also share it for another reason: If you own a cell phone, chances are you are going to receive one of these phone calls.
I've been eagerly awaiting mine, and today I had the immense pleasure of spending over forty-five minutes on the phone with IRS scammers the number, in case you want to call, is ; the last I checked, it's still working, but probably not for long.
Throughout the conversation, I had a hard time not laughing and I'm a trained improvisational actor. By the end of the phone call, the scammers demonstrated their understanding of English profanity and suggested that I do many unnatural things to my body. Diary of a Mad Voter. Your friends will think you read the whole newspaper. By John Ellis T Who is More Gullible?
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