Jingthing

USA topic -- when you get a call from the IRS saying you have an arrest warrant

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Would you fall for this scam?

 

 

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No comment. :cheesy::cheesy:

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5555... but is there such a rule of you don't file, the IRS, can access via the FBAR, and there is that 50% penalty based on the balance in the saving account?

 

Notice a couple of time this is prominent in the adverts for Expat tax services....

 

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5555... but is there such a rule of you don't file, the IRS, can access via the FBAR, and there is that 50% penalty based on the balance in the saving account?

 

Notice a couple of time this is prominent in the adverts for Expat tax services....

 

True but they won't communicate as in the funny video.

 

I suppose a good way to deal with calls that you aren't sure I'd they're scams or not is to ask them to provide a number to call them back.

 

If they refuse definitely a scam.

 

If they do then google it and if after that you're still unsure call the actual agency they claim to be and describe how you were contacted.

 

Of course they prey on elderly and less savvy people than the "smart man" in the video.

 

 

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The IRS has always stated that they do not call anyone by phone concerning taxes. They just send a handful of letters and then take what they want. Well, that has been my experience...

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10 hours ago, Jingthing said:

I suppose a good way to deal with calls that you aren't sure I'd they're scams or not is to ask them to provide a number to call them back.

 

Nope; ask for their name and tell them you will phone the organisation back on it's official number and ask for them to continue the discussion.

 

Had a "nice" debate with an idiot from my bank once who called me out of the blue and insisted I answer security questions to prove it was me before he would tell me what he called me for!  Eventually told him to send me a letter before I hung up after about 7 minutes refusing to tell him date of birth, full address, card number etc. a letter trying to sell me insurance turned up a couple of days later :cheesy:

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Nope; ask for their name and tell them you will phone the organisation back on it's official number and ask for them to continue the discussion.
 
Had a "nice" debate with an idiot from my bank once who called me out of the blue and insisted I answer security questions to prove it was me before he would tell me what he called me for!  Eventually told him to send me a letter before I hung up after about 7 minutes refusing to tell him date of birth, full address, card number etc. a letter trying to sell me insurance turned up a couple of days later :cheesy:

Whatever works. The IRS may not call but other institutions might. The general point is be suspicious about any such call and seek confirmation.

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The problem is every once in a while they get a confused little old lady and she gives them all.  These are one of very few people in the world that I would truly like to see get hurt badly.

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