Sometimes messing with a scammer can be a lot of fun. The quicker you catch on, the more time you have to screw with ’em. And since their process is typically based on “churn and burn”, the longer it takes, the angrier they get. As another round of fake IRS calls comes around, my coworkers and I have been swapping stories about messing around with these scammers, leading them on, or straight up challenging their ridiculous claims.
Just remember: Whatever you do, DO NOT give them any financial information. There are a ton of videos on YouTube about messing with IRS phone call scammers. Below is just one example. It isn’t much visually, but the audio is hilarious. And, when you’re done, remember to check out what the IRS has to say about bogus phone calls and emails.