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Posted: 12/13/2013 9:26:40 AM EST
Best scam I've received to date. I get a call from some place in CA. I let it go to to voice mail. The message starts off with, "My name is Mike Smith with the IRS, this message is for ________ (me)..."
So apparently Mike Smith just happens to be of Indian descent. He then proceed to tell me that the IRS has discovered a problem with my tax filings.
If I fail to return his phone call, I would either be arrested or executed. Since Mike Smith's English was pretty bad, I wasn't sure if I was going to the pokey or taking a dirt nap.



Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:35:42 AM EST
Should have called him back and fucked with him. Then recorded it and posted it for our amusement.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:38:59 AM EST
I think you misunderstood. His name is Mike Hunt.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:41:59 AM EST
On a related matter, the IRS sent me $199.24 today for some correction that was made to my 2012 Filing. Oddly enough, I didn't make any corrections or updates to my filing
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:46:49 AM EST
OMG!!!! You'd better hurry up and call him back! THIS IS IMPORTANT! They will throw you in jail. For realz. Then make you work the phones for the IRS.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:48:39 AM EST
Run Forest!!! Run! Hide your dags!
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:50:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 9:50:46 AM EST by metalsaber]
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Originally Posted By IowaRenegade:
OMG!!!! You'd better hurry up and call him back! THIS IS IMPORTANT! They will throw you in jail. For realz. Then make you work the phones for the IRS.
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He did say that his was an urgent matter not to be ignored. Awaiting possible execution.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:53:46 AM EST
I get a call occasionally from some Indian guy that tells me that he has discovered a virus on my Windows computer.
When I have time, I love to string those guys along.
I ask what types of problems he found, and if the viruses are dangerous, if they can compromise my online banking information....
When he tells me to begin, I tell him "should I plug it into the power socket?"
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:58:26 AM EST
Dibs on everything except your tax returns!
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:58:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 9:59:50 AM EST by sitkashooter]
OP, dibs on guns and ammo

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dammit... 19 seconds


Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:59:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Dilbert_556:
Dibs on everything except your tax returns!
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The IRS might take everything to pay for my execution.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:59:56 AM EST
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The IRS might take everything to pay for my execution.
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Originally Posted By metalsaber:
Originally Posted By Dilbert_556:
Dibs on everything except your tax returns!


The IRS might take everything to pay for my execution.

Not if you make me the executioner of your will...
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:01:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Dilbert_556:

Not if you make me the executioner of your will...
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Originally Posted By metalsaber:
Originally Posted By Dilbert_556:
Dibs on everything except your tax returns!


The IRS might take everything to pay for my execution.

Not if you make me the executioner of your will...

I'll check with Mike Smith to see if that works.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:02:54 AM EST
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Originally Posted By sitkashooter:
OP, dibs on guns and ammo

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dammit... 19 seconds


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That 4 time zone difference will get you every damned time.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:10:56 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 10:11:43 AM EST by JS2071]
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Originally Posted By LurchAddams:
I get a call occasionally from some Indian guy that tells me that he has discovered a virus on my Windows computer.
When I have time, I love to string those guys along.
I ask what types of problems he found, and if the viruses are dangerous, if they can compromise my online banking information....
When he tells me to begin, I tell him "should I plug it into the power socket?"
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I do the same thing to those guys. They get ticked when I tell them that I only use an iPad after 20 mins or so. One day they actually started cussing me.

Eta: my spelling is horrible
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:30:34 AM EST
Mike Smith?

I think you mean Mike Hunt....
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:36:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By StayFrosty:
On a related matter, the IRS sent me $199.24 today for some correction that was made to my 2012 Filing. Oddly enough, I didn't make any corrections or updates to my filing
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Happened to me once long ago - Guess I made a huge mistake in their favor because I got a check out of the blue for like $2K.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:37:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LurchAddams:
I get a call occasionally from some Indian guy that tells me that he has discovered a virus on my Windows computer.
When I have time, I love to string those guys along.
I ask what types of problems he found, and if the viruses are dangerous, if they can compromise my online banking information....
When he tells me to begin, I tell him "should I plug it into the power socket?"
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I got one of these just yesterday. I told him to hold on because I had to start my computer. This scam involved turning over control of my computer to him through the use of a website call Teamviewer.com. Yanked his chain with many "hit the wrong button now I have to start over". When I couldn't string it out any further, I invited him to engage in an unnatural act and said goodbye. Tied him up for about 20 minutes, which is I figure the worst thing I can do to these turds. I read my email, made a head call and had coffee so my time was not completely wasted.

When I can spare the time it's kind of fun to toy with these clowns.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:40:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Dilbert_556:

That 4 time zone difference will get you every damned time.
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Originally Posted By sitkashooter:
OP, dibs on guns and ammo

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dammit... 19 seconds



That 4 time zone difference will get you every damned time.

Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:43:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 10:44:03 AM EST by LCDR_Data]
Teamviewer is a legitimate desktop sharing application, FYI. I've used it with some of our field agents when they can't get into the VPN for whatever reason.

Edit: Meant to quote TrickyVic.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 10:53:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LCDR_Data:
Teamviewer is a legitimate desktop sharing application, FYI. I've used it with some of our field agents when they can't get into the VPN for whatever reason.

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No one is saying it isn't. The other guy was just saying that this scammer was using it to try to give him access to his computer.
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