Watch as a Woman Gives IRS Scammers a ‘Taste of Their Own Medicine’ [Video]

I get weird calls all the time. It’s why I have several forms of voicemail – I only pick up the ones I recognize and this is one of the reasons. There are sooo many scam artists out there now. Even the most savvy of us can be fooled. This was a terrific idea this woman had and I am glad she recorded it on YouTube. It will make it that much easier to track down these dirt bags and put a stop to their stealing from hard working Americans. Everyone fears being sued by the IRS… it’s a fact of life in modern America sadly. But if the IRS is suing you, you’ll know about it by registered mail and will not have any doubts. Calls like this are never legit. Rachel overcame her fears and turned the tables on these grifters. Good for her.

From TheBlaze:

A Denver woman who received a call from IRS scammers decided to take matters into her own hands and turn the tables on them.

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“I wanted to give them a taste of their own medicine,” Rachel Fitzsimmons told KCNC-TV.

According to the local CBS affiliate, scammers earlier this month left voicemail messages for the woman claiming to be law enforcement officials collecting unpaid taxes. The unidentified individuals said if Fitzsimmons didn’t pay up, she could face legal action or arrest.

“I was really scared,” she told KCNC. “I never had someone say they were filing a lawsuit against me, especially the IRS.”

That’s when Fitzsimmons decided to do some research. After a few Google searches, she realized that she was being targeted by scammers. She decided to take action in an effort to spread awareness so that others don’t fall for the scam.

Fitzsimmons called the number the scammers left for her in messages and recorded the entire conversation with the aim of putting the footage online.

A man who identified himself as “officer David Miller” told Fitzsimmons that she had likely made a “miscalculation” when she filed taxes and would need to pay more than $1,000 immediately. Fitzsimmons played along, even pretending she would pay the money.

After being transferred to a “supervisor,” Fitzsimmons turned the tables on the scammers.

“I actually work for the IRS,” she said, even though she does not. “And this kind of thing doesn’t happen so I guess I’m just confused.”

“Do you realize that you guys are taking money from innocent people?” she continued.

“No, ma’am,” the man on the phone replied.

“You know, I actually know what you guys are doing, but it’s not fair to —” Fitzsimmons countered before the scammer hung up the phone on her.

“I was just like, how could he be doing this to so many Americans who work hard for their money? I’m just thinking, how could you do this to nice people?” Fitzsimmons said.

According to KCNC, the IRS has received more than 20,000 similar reports in the past 15 months regarding similar scams. Those who receive the calls are asked to contact the Treasury Inspector General.

So many elderly and just regular tax payers are becoming victims of thieves like these. It’s despicable. It’s bad enough to be audited by the IRS and to have to deal with that… it’s worse to get taken by someone who is out to make a dishonest living. I have had friends who worked for the IRS. It’s not pleasant for many of them either and they want to see crime like this stopped. If you suspect that you are being scammed by someone like this, report it to the IRS and to the police. Doing so, could save someone else from an act that could be catastrophic to their lives and to their family’s as well.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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