There is a new scam featuring the phone number 202-599-9670. So far, the calls are coming from 710-201-2246.
The current scam is a robotic voice claiming that they are calling from the IRS, and that they are going to sue you. Interestingly, the same number (202-599-9670) has been featured in several other scams, all claiming to be from some money-related government office, most recently an office of grants, advising the caller that they are getting a refund on their taxes in the form of a grant. But whereas the previous scams were about giving you money, the current one is relying on intimidation.
Here is the message they leave:
We have been trying to reach you. This call is officially final notice from IRS Internal Revenue Services. The reason of this call is to inform you that IRS is filing a lawsuit against you. To get more information about this case file please call immediately on (our?) department number 202-599-9670. I repeat 202-599-9670. Thank you.
On the Who Called Me site, WhoCallsMe.com, there are several entries from both this and last year, indicating that the 202-599-9670 number was associated with someone with a thick accent, saying that their name was ‘Danial’, and that they had U.S. government grant money to give the target.
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It seems that trying to give money away may not be as winning a scam these days, and so they have switched to fear.
Regardless of which version you get, it’s a scam.
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