202-239-6259 - Did this number call you? If yes, leave your comment/complaint below.
Phone number: 202-239-6259 is located in Washington, District Of Columbia.
Its exchange 239 is managed by SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P..
The number is currently on switch number WASHDCSWXCZ.
Around 33% of people reported it as "Scammer/Fraudster".
You are the 11th person to search for it here.The number has a total of 24 complaints filed against it.
Latest people reported the number as that of "Claims to be Officer Jim Marshall, Alex Smith"
Called saying he (Alex Smith) was from the IRS and there was an arrest warrant for my husband. All he wanted is for my husband to call him back. Once we called back we got a machine saying (you are calling the IRS please leave your name and number and someone will call you back.)
Last I knew the IRS was a government agency and on my caller id it did not register a gov. number.
it's a fake!!!!!!!!!!!! If you get a call like this report it....
A caller claiming to be an IRS agent named Alex Smith said there was an arrest warrant and a property lien against me. Last I knew the IRS was a government agency and on my caller id it did not register a gov. number. it's a fake!!!!!!!!!!!! If you get a call like this report it....
The caller was identified as a Alex Smith
Called/Left a Voicemail saying he (Officer Smith) was from the IRS/HR Revenue Service. He mentioned a warrant number XXXXXXXX, and asked to call back. Once I called back I got a machine saying (you are calling the IRS please leave your name and number and someone will call you back.) The person called me is male/the voice mail to when i called back is lady (they both have accent). If you get a call like this report it....
Alex Smith Investigating Agent with the Internal Revenue Service.
Said I had an outstanding property warrant against me.
Claim #: CM 100199 and to call him at 202-239-6259.
When I called the number it was to a "Magic Jack" -----Yes sure the IRS cant afford a real phone. So I looked it up here and wow..... look at all of us getting calls from this guy. I filed complaint with the FCC. Sure wish a computer hacker could locate this rat, so that we all could see where he lives.
This person has called my home number and has left several messages claiming that he's from IRS.
I don't plan to call this person at all.
****Everyone remember this ****
Never disclose any information to anyone on the phone...
The IRS will never call you .. The IRS will only mail you letters..
RS YouTube Video:
Tax Scams: English | Spanish | ASL
IR-2013-84, Oct. 31, 2013
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country.
Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting.
“This scam has hit taxpayers in nearly every state in the country. We want to educate taxpayers so they can help protect themselves. Rest assured, we do not and will not ask for credit card numbers over the phone, nor request a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer,” says IRS Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel. “If someone unexpectedly calls claiming to be from the IRS and threatens police arrest, deportation or license revocation if you don’t pay immediately, that is a sign that it really isn’t the IRS calling.” Werfel noted that the first IRS contact with taxpayers on a tax issue is likely to occur via mail
Other characteristics of this scam include:
Scammers use fake names and IRS badge numbers. They generally use common names and surnames to identify themselves.
Scammers may be able to recite the last four digits of a victim’s Social Security Number.
Scammers spoof the IRS toll-free number on caller ID to make it appear that it’s the IRS calling.
Scammers sometimes send bogus IRS emails to some victims to support their bogus calls.
Victims hear background noise of other calls being conducted to mimic a call site.
After threatening victims with jail time or driver’s license revocation, scammers hang up and others soon call back pretending to be from the local police or DMV, and the caller ID supports their claim.
If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS, here’s what you should do:
If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue – if there really is such an issue.
If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you’ve never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484.
If you’ve been targeted by this scam, you should also contact the Federal Trade Commission and use their “FTC Complaint Assistant” at FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" to the comments of your complaint.
Taxpayers should be aware that there are other unrelated scams (such as a lottery sweepstakes) and solicitations (such as debt relief) that fraudulently claim to be from the IRS.
The IRS encourages taxpayers to be vigilant against phone and email scams that use the IRS as a lure. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. The IRS also does not ask for PINs, passwords or similar confidential access information for credit card, bank or other financial accounts. Recipients should not open any attachments or click on any links contained in the message. Instead, forward the e-mail to email@example.com.
More information on how to report phishing scams involving the IRS is available on the genuine IRS website, IRS.gov.
You can reblog the IRS tax scam alert via Tumblr.
This character on the phone was really annoying! The caller was threatening arrest claiming he's from some investigating agency/office of Brian Alan. Googled number and found out its a scam. The call originated from Washington DC.
Any one getting the call, don't bother taking it, just hang up.
SCAMMER ALERT. Don't answer calls from 202.239.6259
The SOB left a voicemail for my 83-year old mother threatening of a warrant filed against her as case number CM100144. The full weight of the US federal government should bear down upon this scammer and subject him to the comforts of Guantanamo Bay. And the same for the person(s) that collected/offered the names/numbers/info for this SOB to use.
Alex Smith called my mother who does not speak English very well. She gave me the phone to speak and he refused to speak to me other than to say that there was an arrest warrant out for mother. Obviously a scam as the guy's name is Alex Smith yet he has a fairly noticeable Indian accent and did not even speak English very well. On top of that, he became very aggressive on the phone when I questioned him as to where he was calling from and for more details.
Anyone know if there is anything can can be done besides posting on here?
Claimed that he is IRS agent Alex Smith but he has a very strong Indian accent. Left a message saying that there is an IRS investigation on my name and address and to call him back on the hot line 202-239-6259. By the way, no IRS agent would call from DC at 8 pm anyway. This is a scam. IRS always send a letter of notification, never a call.