IRS Calls Entertain Senior Citizen — A certain senior citizen we know has been getting calls from a cell phone claiming to be from the IRS and saying the department was suing him.
In the initial call, he asked the scammer – who had a strong Indian accent — if he wanted to buy a duck. This confused him. When the scammer tried to get back on track our retiree asked again. Eventually, the scammer got frustrated and hung up.
But the sport was not over. The scammer had given a number to contact to resolve the lawsuit.
So, throughout the morning our retiree has been calling that number. He identifies himself as Joe Penner and asks the scammer if he wants to “buy a duck”.
Apparently, that was an in-phrase when our senior citizen was young.
The last time he tried he was put directly to voice mail.
He had fun while it lasted, though.
The Treasury Department has a web page for taking complaints for this scam. Yes, our senior citizen has filed one.