MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford woman was confused after she received a call from someone claiming to be from the tax audit department with the IRS. The caller said that a red flag notice has been issued for her name.
When Nicole Dahl got that call, she felt that something was off. She took the phone number that was left on the machine and entered it into internet search engines. She quickly found out that many other people had gotten similar calls, and that it was a scam. Dahl quickly notified law enforcement and the IRS, but wants to make sure others do not fall for the phone call.
“Oh it’s maddening, i can’t stand it, because all of us are working hard for their money, and there are peple sitting back just trying to swindle people out of their hard earned money and it’s just wrong.,” said Dahl.
If you have received similar or suspicious phone calls, you are encouraged to contact law enforcement immediately.
Below is a fully transcribed version of the phone call:
“”Hi this is Mel Wayne Patrick calling you from tax audit department at the
Internal Revenue Service. The nature behind this voicemail is to make you
aware that we have received a petition complaint against your name. A red
flag notice. So we are about to take this matter to the Federal claims
court house and they’re about to issue a warrant for your arrest. It’s
concerning an illegal tax evasion, a tax fraud. So before we go ahead with
such things or if you need any further details concerning this claim, you
can call us back on our call back number which is 202-864-1319. Again this
is Mel Wayne. You have a great day and thank you very much.”