Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 2000.While 2172997567 was originally issued with the info above, the owner of the phone number (217) 299-7567 may have transferred it through a process called porting.
Caller name: IRS
Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster
Left me a message saying I was being prosecuted and would be arrested by local authorities. When I called back, non-native English speaker claimed he was with the irs. When I said I did not believe him, he told me to hang up then. Which of course I did, as well as reported to the Irs fraud line.