The Treasury Department is Outsourcing their Calls

@BelleStarr (36914)
Portland, Connecticut
August 26, 2016 9:25am CST
Did you know about this? Yes, today I saw the notice come up on My TV that the Treasury Department was calling. I was shocked!! The Treasure looking me for me? I ran up and answered the phone. They asked for me!! Oh the Treasury knows my name, how great is that!! An obviously foreign man told me that there was a case against me and was I aware of it. I said yes I was I had been in contact with the FBI. He hesitated for a second or two, not an answer he was expecting. 'What did they tell you" he asked. "They told me that you were an idiot and to hang up on you" and that is what I did. Oh, that felt pretty good. Finally, I had the last word with one of these crooks. So if you see the Treasury calling you, maybe you should ask for a take out order. That will throw them off!! Are they so stupid that they think I will believe that our government is outsourcing collection calls? It didn't even say IRS it said Treasury, When will it end? maybe I should call them back and find out if the FBI has gotten back to them?
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
26 Aug 16
LOL,that was really cute of you, im sure the guy was shaken up after you hang up.Will be fun to call,get hold of the same caller and ask if the FBI has been in touch. Anyway,call or not,you sure got him worried.
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Aug 16
That was the most fun I have had in a while!! I told my hubs I wanted to call back and have more fun!! lol
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
26 Aug 16
@BelleStarr I never get those calls,very few happen here but if l ever did,will think of you.
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@Rollo1 (16653)
• Boston, Massachusetts
26 Aug 16
Great response! It upsets me that they scam so many people. Call them back, waste their time. It keeps them from scamming someone else while you keep them busy on the phone.
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug 16
That was my thinking!! Lol
@Juliaacv (28793)
• Canada
26 Aug 16
That was a quick and great response, I'll have to try to remember that one!
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug 16
I wish I could have thought of more but his voice when he asked me what the FBI had said was priceless
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@simone10 (21679)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Aug 16
I have received a call like that too but wasn't able to come up with a good comeback until I was off the phone. I like what you told them, I may use it myself if they call again.
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@simone10 (21679)
• Louisville, Kentucky
29 Aug 16
@BelleStarr I need to have a sense of humor with it instead of getting angry that they think they can do this to unsuspecting people.
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
29 Aug 16
@simone10 It was so much fun, you really need to. The pause and the sound of his voice was priceless lol
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@simone10 (21679)
• Louisville, Kentucky
31 Aug 16
@BelleStarr I am definitely going to try it the next time they call.
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@Corbin5 (99468)
• United States
26 Aug 16
Well, knowing the federal government, I sort of believed the headline. No one should ever trust the federal government. So glad this caller was a scammer and you had the prefect response for him.
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug 16
The man had either an Indian or Pakistani accent!!
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@Corbin5 (99468)
• United States
27 Aug 16
@BelleStarr Well, since jobs are outsourced every single day to other countries, I would not put it past the federal government to outsource work to India or Pakistan. I no longer trust one thing the federal government does these days. If American companies outsource jobs, wouldn't put it past the federal government to follow suit since the American people are last on the federal government's list.
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug 16
@Corbin5 But the treasury department? I don't think so. lol
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@shshiju (10274)
• Cochin, India
26 Aug 16
The cheater want to exploit you by your fear, But he really feared to herd about from you. Lol
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Aug 16
lol Yes I think I at least gave him pause.
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@shshiju (10274)
• Cochin, India
27 Aug 16
@BelleStarr Yes stunned.
@Tampa_girl7 (24879)
• United States
27 Aug 16
I bet that did feel wonderfulgood for you.
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug 16
It did, I love playing with their heads lol
• United States
27 Aug 16
sadly some folks would've fallen fer the garbage that fella'd to sell 'em. i'm tickled that'cha told 'em such. did'ja report the number to the f.c.c.? 'r the true i.r.s.? i've not gotten any such calls, but've 'd family members who've been'n the receivin' end 'f such...
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug 16
I didn't but this is what the IRS suggests If you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you do, call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800-366-4484 to report the incident. You should also report it to the Federal Trade Commission by using their “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint.
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@acelawrites (10929)
• Philippines
26 Aug 16
Good thing you said you are already in contact with the FBI; they are scammers!
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug 16
Oh yes they are!!
@MALUSE (37766)
• Germany
26 Aug 16
I think you should notify the police about this call.
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug 16
They won't care, it is a known scam. They have reported about it on TV
@amadeo (61259)
• United States
26 Aug 16
this is one of the reason that we do not have landline phones.Never had any problems with cell
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Aug 16
I am sure they will move to cell phones next so be prepared with your comeback lol
@LadyDuck (146633)
• Switzerland
26 Aug 16
Excellent, this was a great reply to this request. I hope that from now on he will stop to call you.
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Aug 16
I hope so. It was entertaining.
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@Hate2Iron (7665)
• Canada
26 Aug 16
Your "comeback" was priceless. I really don't know what this world is coming to. But at least you got a good laugh out of it!
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Aug 16
I did, it was the most fun I have had wth an annoying call in a while!!lol
@marlina (71177)
• Canada
26 Aug 16
How about contacting the FBI and let them know of those crooks?
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@BelleStarr (36914)
• Portland, Connecticut
26 Aug 16
In an ideal world , the FBI would care but this is so below what they care about that it would be a waste of time, this I know fr a fact. But obviously, my scammers didn't!! lol