February 4, 2018

Fake IRS are Still Calling

This week I got a call from the Fake IRS. Seems that they are back in business again. Thakkar -- also known as "Shaggy" was arrested last April. Apparently, there are enough people who know about the scam technology to continue the scam.

Learn more about Sagar Thakkar and the Mira Road Call Centre Scam.

They called me at (240) 428-4213

Don't Fall for their Scam

  • I asked the caller could they give me specifically what was wrong on my tax form that caused the "miscalculation." She was not able to do that - all the responses were vague.
  • When I got transferred so that I can make the payment and not get jailed, I asked the Senior Officer what time was it in Washington DC. I could hear some typing - a Google search perhaps?
  • When I mentioned I could hear computer typing - that is when the call went downhill. They asked if I thought it wasn't real and I told them that clearly, it wasn't.

IRS Information

The Internal Revenue Service has a site where you can Report Phishing.

Remember: Call 1-800-366-4484 to determine if the caller is an IRS employee with a legitimate need to contact you.

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