KEEP SPREADING THE WORD THAT THE PHONE CALLS ASKING FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION (OR CLAIMING THE IRS IS SUING YOU OR SENDING THE POLICE TO ARREST YOU) ARE FRAUDULENT
In my newsletter last month I wrote about two kinds of fraudulent telephone calls that are being made in large quantities these days: the call from someone saying that your grandchild is in trouble, and the one saying that the IRS is suing you and/or sending the police to arrest you.
Coyote, of Coyote Blog, wrote recently that he suddenly started receiving calls saying that the IRS is suing him. He concluded that the calls were fraudulent, and wrote about it to inform his readers. I’m glad the word is spreading, because as I said when I wrote about it, spreading the word that these calls are fraudulent is probably the best way to protect people who are vulnerable to them.
Coyote mentions in his post that the calls were coming from two particular domestic telephone numbers. Making those phone numbers known is probably not going to help very much, unfortunately. I have read that the scammers are not even in the United States, and that they are using machines that make it look like the calls are coming from domestic telephone numbers. Those numbers are not real numbers.
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