He further state that my criminal case ID Number was CPLCDL63C575748. Then he quoted several IRS Secs and numbers, and it went on and on and on. Half asleep I could not imagine why there was a criminal case against me and why I would be notified of such a thing on the telephone. He also stated that an investigator had been to my house three times and my neighbors told him that I was never there and was always unavailable. Therefore, a lien was being processed, and a criminal warrant had been issued to arrest me immediately, and that the sheriff's department would be at my door immediately to arrest me.
He then offered me two solutions: Settle with hi or go to court after being in jail for 72 hours. Going to court would cost me $72,000 or more with lawyer fees etc. HE ENCOURAGED STRONGLY that I go on a payment plan with first $600, then $500, and final $300 down and $200 a month so that I could keep my good name. Throughout the call, he did not use the words but dared me to hang up because the moment we lost contact the sheriff would be knocking on the door to arrest me.
Long story short he wanted me to pay him immediately, and wanted my bank information so they could guarantee the payment was made today. If not they would lien my house, my car, my bank account and any joint accounts that may exist anywhere. HE GOT NOTHING. I called my daughter to come over. I also told him I was calling my tax accountant, and my attorney. I informed him that he needed to stay on the phone until they could get here to speak with him.
Unlike any government service in America, I called back, and a Ms. Marian Kennedy answered on the first ring., and strangely enough while I was talking with her. Officer Anderson was calling me on my other line. DEAD GIVEAWAY. He pretended that he had never called my number. My daughter arrived and called the same number and got Ms. Mariam Kennedy again. She asked to speak to her supervisor, and the phone immediately went dead.
Why am I telling you all of this? No one told me, and I had not heard of it. HOWEVER, the same person called my grandson a week earlier and tried the same scam, and my daughter a week or two before that. Neither told me and here this morning they are calling me. NO MONEY lost in either case. DON'T GET TAKEN.
My banker whom I told this to this morning said that he heard of this scam and had experienced a babysitting scam trying to be carried out in his bank yesterday. BE CAREFUL. PLEASE know that IRS will NOT CALL YOU ABOUT SUCH MATTERS. Remember that they DO NOT NEED THE LOCAL SHERIFF OR LAW ENFORCEMENT TO COME to ARREST YOU.
Here is what was put out by the IRS on this Scam:
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received reports related to a telephone scam in which the caller purports to be an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) representative. Using intimidation tactics, the caller tries to take control of the situation from the beginning. The caller advises the recipient of the call that the IRS has charges against them and threatens legal action and arrest. If the recipient questions the caller in any way, the caller becomes more aggressive.