Caller: 855-288-0080

So I’m sitting here watching the ‘ol YouTube of Trump, and notice I’ve got some old voicemail on the phone.

I check it. Thursday… OK, so I didn’t check for 2 days… Anyone wondering why, here’s why:

29 Sep 2016
Claims they are an officer with the IRS and says you owe money and If you don’t pay him over the phone they will come arrest you today
Caller: IRS
29 Sep 2016
Claim to be it’s
Said to have my attorney call
Will be reporting this number to fcc and irs
Caller: Irs scam
Call type: Telemarketer
NOT Scammed
30 Sep 2016
ILLEGAL ROBOcall & ILLEGAL Prerecorded msg claiming to be IRS. Even the VOICE is FAKE!!! This is a SCAM, people; DON’T FALL FOR IT!
Caller: “UNAVAILABLE” on Caller ID
Call type: Prank call
Glauber Cabral
30 Sep 2016
I just received a call from this number and got the same message. Claims they are an officer with the IRS and says you owe money and I need a lawyer. This is a SCAM. I hope people do some research before calling this number back
Caller: 855-288-0080

With crap like that, why ought I service voice mail fast?… But that above describes what folks get.

And that’s exactly what the ‘ol voice mail had. A “computer generated” robotic voice saying this was a message from Officer Bob or Robert or some such at the IRS and I better call back or have my lawyer call.

Well, as I have “a guy on retainer” for all things IRS, and he has my power of attorney, and a direct login to the IRS, and and and… and I’m supposed to just punt all things IRS to him … needless to say the only thing their robo call did was get me to check that it was crap spam.

So, dear 855-288-0080, please contact My Guy. He’ll clean up whatever issues are our there, and will clean your clock too…

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A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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9 Responses to Caller: 855-288-0080

  1. Graeme No.3 says:

    The same scam is running in Australia.

  2. Another Ian says:


    Yes, but they haven’t yet got it really tuned to local conditions. Which allows entertainment if you have the time to make their call more expensive

  3. Gail Combs says:

    Yeah we had the scum call us the other day.

  4. andysaurus says:

    Interesting – are you the common factor E.M.? I too have had a similar call (In Australia). Snopes was useful in avoiding action. My favourite is when they tall me they are calling from Microsoft, always with a subcontinental accents and English names. When I mention that I worked for 45 years in IT they hang up. My brother asked some good friends to tell him the most vile obscene insults in Hindi which he then wrote down next to his telephone in phonetics. He tells me that it works well too.

  5. Glenn999 says:

    Same thing here. I wanted to tell him that I’d happily meet him on a country road and pay him cash…

  6. philjourdan says:

    They have been calling me frequently. Actually, I made a mistake one day and answered it (old eyes, I thought it was a local). They hung up immediately.

    Go figure.

  7. beng135 says:

    Yeah, I had a similar call about a year ago. Searched for “IRS call owe money” or something and found others getting the same scam-call.

  8. Larry Ledwick says:

    This might have been the group behind your call.

  9. E.M.Smith says:

    May thetrot in an Indian jail…


    Web searches show I’m late to becalled, so not related to me…

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