New experience for me regarding spam phone calls. My cell and my work number rang at the same time both reported from the same caller ID. Normally when somebody connects more than one of my numbers, they are somebody that knows me well. Apparently not the case any more. That’s a disturbing new development – at least my awareness of it is new.
How did I know it was a spam call? I didn’t answer either since it was an 866 number I didn’t recognize. The caller left a message on the work line but not the cell. Here’s the transcription of the message provided by my voice mail transcription service:
“Hello this call is officially a final notice from IRS Internal Revenue Service. The reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit on your name because you had tried to do a fraud with the IRS Internal Revenue Service and we are taking legal action and we are issuing an arrest warrant on your name to get more information regarding this case file. Just call us back on our department number 866-553-6069. I will repeat it 866-553-6069. Thank you.”
Oh, and it is also strange that the caller ID matches the desired callback number. And that the phone number is associated with what appears to be a legit business. Not one that I have done business with or would do business with, but it doesn’t look like a completely fraudulent business either. So it’s really strange that they are looking for people to call them back on that number.
As for how do I know I am no really in trouble with the IRS… I have never attempted to “do a fraud with the IRS”. And if the IRS were to file a lawsuit regarding something I did, I don’t think they would be filing a lawsuit “on” my name.