Random Thoughts on Thursday

8:53 AM

*  "Once up a time in a far away land a princess named Stella lived with her Queen.  One day..."
That's the story that C told me last week.  It must be a 'to be continued' type of story.

*  Beware of this scam, it's making it's way around.  A lot of people here in Denver have been hit by it.  Yesterday Bryan got a phone call on his cell phone from "The IRS" saying he owed $4000 for his 2009 taxes and if he didn't pay it immediately they had a warrant for his arrest and would come arrest him at his work place.  Which is kind of laughable since they wouldn't get past TSA without a valid airline ticket.  But anyhoo, it scared him a bit, because we really do owe A LOT of money to the IRS for Capital Gains tax on the sale of the rental house.  I thought is sounded like a phising scam to me so I drove home to look at our taxes.  Sure enough we got a refund and when I googled it, the IRS website  makes mention of this very scam.

Of course, the IRS will never demand money "immediately".  They will work with you to set up a payment plan.   The IRS will never arrest you because you don't pay.  I am amazed at the number of people who will fall for this type of scam.

The funny thing is though, when Bryan call "The IRS" back to tell them he did not owe money and he had reported it to the police, they told him to stop harassing them!

Happy Thursday my friends.

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3 comments

  1. I bet that scam actually works on a lot of people sadly enough. Glad you didn't fall for it! I've missed checking in with you over the past few months. Hope you've been well and had a good holiday season! Happy new year :)

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  2. we got one of those calls, too......but just ignored it. the IRS doesn't make personal phone calls, either!

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  3. Love the beginning of the story. Let us know if it's continued :)

    Oh boy, I can imagine those calls are scary. Good thing you had a feeling it's scam!

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

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