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Author: amydwd Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308782  
Subject: Re: Strange call: giving out info to strangers Date: 8/29/2002 2:59 PM
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I worked for the IRS criminal division for almost 12 years and I can assure you that NO employee from the IRS would EVER telphone you out of the clear blue for ANY reason; and they especially would NEVER ask you to verify your SSN over the telphone or any other personal information. All matters handled by the IRS, both civilly and/or criminally are done first through paper notification(s); then once a case or assignment has been established, you might then be contacted personally by an IRS representative; however, the above rules still apply - this is a big NO NO for any IRS employee...and the previous poster was correct...he/she will can be terminated for such offenses to the public.

I would safely conclude that the call was phoney.

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