Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Scam Central

What's Worse Than The IRSchutzstaffe?
A Russian Scam IRSchutzstaffe*

So, we saw Algonquin J. Calhoun, CPA yesterday to get our 2014 taxes finalized.  About three hours ago our phone rings and the message is from the IRS stating that they are levying a tax lien against us for failure to pay, and everything we have is forfiet.  Please press* now.  Since I didn't listen live I could not press *, nor would I because the IRS NEVER EVER contacts customers via telephone.  There is little doubt that what triggered this call was  Calhoun e-Filing our return.  He told us that he has to tweak his computer every day to thwart hackers who are able to glean name and phone numbers from e-Files, so we were forewarned.  My question still is, if they can tweak the transmission to get name and phone number, what's to stop them from getting the whole kit?  Watch your bank accounts carefully.

* I say Russian scam, because they are responsible for a goodly share of criminal spammery. 


Anonymous said...

I have been receiving these calls too Rog. I googled the phone number and it's a pretty wide spread phenomenon. They made the mistake of calling again while I was working on the flats boat. I mumbled into the phone a time or two, was asked to speak up, held said phone against the horn and gave it a test blast. It takes so little to amuse me, I chuckled the rest of the day. -Anymouse

Anonymous said...

OK, I know that's Javier Bardem, but when I first saw the photo I thought it was the young William Kunstler.
And it brought a smile to my face to be reminded that, like his heroes Che Guevara, Stalin, Trotsky and Yassir Arafat, that commie scumbag "activist lawyer" is still dead.

Phil N. LeBlanc

Helly said...

You pay taxes??? Hahaha, chump.

BTW, after brining for 10 days, my corned beef is now bathing at 131º for 30 hours.

I think I can keep it pink without nitrates. But if you don't hear from me ... well ... something didn't work.

Sam's Club spices are dead to me.

Anonymous said...

I recently learned that basic idea Helly. Cook, or smoke, meat as low temp as you can. Tender and juicy!

Rodger the Real King of France said...

For your next assignment Helly you are to develop a siu vide process that us poor people can use (like $25). You'll be more famouser than you already are.

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