Just recently I got a very bizarre message on my answering machine supposedly from the IRS. The female robotic voice sounded like someone was using some cheesy text-to-speech software. I transcribed the message the best I could so I could post it here.
Been trying to reach you. This call is a final notice from IRS, Internal Revenue Services. The reason for this call is to inform you that IRS is filing lawsuits against you. To get more information about this case on file, please call us today on our department, 206-801-1950, I repeat, 206-801-1950. Thank you.
This message sounded scary at first but the more I listened to it, the dumber it got. Here’s the “Internal Revenue Services” leaving a message on my answering machine regarding its intent to sue me without sending me anything in writing. I wrote down the phone number and looked it up online and did not see any indication this was a legitimate contact number for the IRS. This sounds more like a scam run by those with too much time on their hands. I’m going to delete this message and move on with my life as I have more important matters to attend to without having to worry about some fictitious lawsuit. End of story.