WTF Fun with the IRS scammers

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  1. Elisa Jane

    Elisa Jane Well-Known Member

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    I got one of the IRS Impersonation scam phone calls today. When you call their boiler room they speak with a heavy accent- maybe Indian. They say you filed your taxes wrong and you owe the IRS a big penalty. Of course they are lying and looking for people to give them a credit card since the IRS never calls to say they owe you money. The phone call I got was from a computer recording that said to call back. The number is 267-482-7379. After a few seconds of light jazz they answer the phone saying “IRS”. I’ve been calling saying I’m Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump’s secretary, etc. They talk tough and say you are in big trouble and they want your attorney’s phone number. I was winding them up- asking them where they were calling from (they say Philadelphia) and how is the weather there. Then I told them we were about to raid their office and they hung up. It is fun to mess with them. They are trying to rip people off so they deserve it. (They ask for a phone number so I give them the phone number of other telemarketers who call me.)

    If you get one of the scammer phone calls you can file a complaint at the legit IRS site:
    https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml
     
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    I got a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft and that there was a "problem with my computer" and offered to fix it. So I replied, "Thanks, I'm glad that Microsoft has an interest in my Apple computer." He hung up.
     
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    I just got a call from some Indian dude claiming to be from Dell. He told me that a Windows update failed to load on my Dell computer and he was calling to help me out. I told him "Oh wow! Are you referring to the Dell I bought 6 years ago that is probably rotting in a landfill right now?" The line went dead after that... :dontknow:
     
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    Light jazz or smooth jazz? I prefer smooth jazz.
     
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    I get a few a day where they dont even get on the phone when you pick it up
     
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    They also have a scam at Home Depot. A van with two hot blondes pull up and offers you sex. While the one screws your brains out, the other one steals your Wallet. I fell for it three times last week
     
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    What model van?
     
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    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

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    I never answer calls from unknown numbers and if they don't leave a voicemail I add that number to my call-blocker.
     
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    Yah I got one of these calls.

    I have to assume that someone somewhere has fallen victim to their incredibly obvious scam.

    Its like the friend who hits on every girl in the club. After 99 "Fuck yous" he'll get 1 yes.

    From that 1 yes, he'll get some titty action or maybe a hand job.

    That titty action is just enough motivation for the fucker to do it again and again and again...
     
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    I've had that happen a few times. The first time, I kept him on the phone a long time. He kept telling me to do this and that to my computer. I'd hit the keys like I was typing and making noises as he walked me through what to do. I kept telling him it wasn't working and would describe a different screen. I think he figured out that I was messing with him and he hung up.

    The second time, I started sweet talking the guy like I was gay. He didn't buy it and hung right up. The sad thing is the fools who fall for it. It costs nothing to call thousands of people, but all it takes is a few taking the bait to make it all worth it.
     
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    I got a call from these douchebags yesterday.

    818-532-2017, Agoura Hills, CA.

    I called them back about 20 times. I told these guys that had such a heavy accent that they couldn't even say IRS, that I pray to allah that their mothers, daughters, and wife gets brutally gang raped in front of them. I told them when bad things do start happening to them, since I'm praying to Allah for it, that they should remember me.

    Fuck these scumbags.
     
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    telecaster Get Yer Ya Ya's Out

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    I've gotten a few of those. It was another Indian dude with a heavy accent who told me his name was "Brian." I laughed into the phone and told him there was no fucking way that his name was Brian. He also hung up.
     
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    if you pick up the phone here after it rings and put it down on the floor the dog just barks at it until you put it back on the charger

    so I just do that when it rings
     
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    i got this one at 1pm today. :jj:
     
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    Give them 516-922-9463
     
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    I got one from 360-362-4252 and used a Sal & Richard tradio name Gabe Oytoucher. The man with a heavy Indian accent then asked for my SSN. I told him it was 867-53-0999...after about 30 seconds he hung up.
     
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    Holy shit. Over a telemarketing call?

    Fuckkkkk man. Are you ok?
     
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    (267) 482-7379
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    Lea got a call from 26748273793/17/16, 4:50 PM
    TRUE WRONG
    BigD got a call from 26748273793/21/16, 4:15 PM
    # is a phony IRS tax scam. IGNORE IT or report it.