ED Magedson – Founder
IRS: Department of Legal AffairsLos Angeles, California USA
IRS: Department of Legal Affairs:US Treasury - 1) Russel Reid, 2) Robert Marcus, 3) Samuel Hernandez. US Treasury: Department of Legal Affairs: IRS phone scam Los Angeles California
I was contacted multiple times on my home phone with (recorded) messages from a woman with a heavy Indian accent claiming to be Alicia Rodriguez. She stated her name and that I needed to immediately call her back as strong legal action was being taken against me by the US Department of Treasury.
Upon calling the number back, a man with a thick Indian accent picked up. I asked to speak to Alicia Rosario and was told she was not available. He identified himself as Russel Reid and asked for my home, work, and cell numbers. I asked what this was regarding and he said that he needed my information first. I started to get suspicious and said I wanted to know what this was about. He became rude and told me he couldn't tell me anything until I gave him my information. This went back and forth until he told me this was just an incorrect call to a wrong number and then promptly hung up.
Upon calling again, a man with a thick Indian accent named Robert Marcus picked up the phone and spoke to me, I informed me that this was all a mistake and that it was a call to the wrong phone number. I asked how that could be when they contact me specifically and used my name by which he kept repeating that it was a wrong number and then hung up. I called back and told him I wanted to speak to his manager/supervisor. He then told me that no one was available. I asked him how no one else was in his office for me to speak to and he hung up again.
I called again several times and was hung up on. Finally, another man with a thick Indian accent picked up who identified himself as Robert's manager Samuel. I asked him his last name and, after a suspiciously long pause, he told me that his last name was Hernandez (Samuel Hernandez). I asked what was going on and he said that I was in legal trouble. I told him to identify himself and the address of his location. He informed me that he was part of the IRS, Department of Legal Affairs: US Treasury and said that he was located at 300 North LA Street in Los Angeles, CA 90027. Upon further questioning, he too hung up.
After calling back (yes, I am persistent), I only received voicemails to what appeared to be a cell phone for Russel Reid who identified himself and which gave his employee ID as 11738.
I gave out my cell number and home number (which they already had) but did not give out my work number. I suggest anyone reading this does not give out any information whatsoever.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/25/2014 08:13 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/IRS-Department-of-Legal-Affairs/Los-Angeles-California/IRS-Department-of-Legal-AffairsUS-Treasury-1-Russel-Reid-2-Robert-Marcus-3-Samue-1141831. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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