Sunday, March 22, 2015

IRS PHONE CALL IS A SCAM

I was awakened by a wrong number in the middle of the night, but I missed the call.  Wondering if it was some family member in an emergency, I listened intently as I played all of the unheard  messages on our home voice mail.  I was alarmed at a robotic automated message left from the "Internal Revenue Service".  I was startled at first by the robotic voice's nasty undertone.   As I replayed it, it became apparent that perhaps this is some sort of scam. The message threatened that there will be legal action initiated against me unless I call them immediately.  Click here to hear the actual message.  A police officer was scammed and called the number back.  This is interesting as the scammer actually goes into detail to how they take your money. Click here to see the accompanying video. Watch from 1:45 to 5:00.  A former NFL player, who is a radio personality, left his office and did exactly what the scammer told him to do.  He went to many convenience stores and payed thousands of dollars into foreign Pay Pal accounts before realizing that this may be a scam.

After researching this more in depth, I found that the IRS will never call you on the phone.  The most they will do is send you multiple letters.  If you file your tax returns on time, pay your required income tax, you have nothing to worry about.

Andy Williams NMLS #118317
President
Abacus Regional Mortgage NMLS # 113984
484 695 5972

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