Report: #1141831

Complaint Review: IRS: Department of Legal Affairs

  • Submitted: Fri, April 25, 2014
  • Updated: Fri, April 25, 2014
  • Reported By: tramos81974 — South San Francisco California
  • IRS: Department of Legal Affairs

    Los Angeles, California

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

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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.

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